Kilmarnock will host Celtic in the Scottish premier league this Saturday in what is expected to be a very entertaining fixture. The host will hope to serve the league leaders their second defeat of the league when they visit Ayrshire. Celtic have had a perfect start to the year and will also hope to maintain that record against Kilmarnock.
There are injury concerns for both sides but that wouldn’t take away the glamour the match will bring. For the host, midfielders Alan Power and Chris Burke are doubts for the game and will be accessed by the team physio before the match if they will be fit to take part in the fixture.
Their new arrivals on loan, Aaron Tshibola and Aaron Simpson are in line to make their debut against the league leaders. Goalkeepers Leo Fasan and Jasko Keranovic are also expected to be on the bench for the fixture after Cammy Bell’s exit which opens the door for them.
Goalkeeper, Craig Gordon is still out with a knee problem with senior man, Leigh Griffiths missing also due to a calf problem. Another big name that will be out is Tom Rogic due to knee issues and Stuart Armstrong due to hernia operation.
Long term absentee, Patrick Roberts remain out due to hamstring. After their winter arrival, Jack Hendry and Scott Brain are ready to play for the Scottish champions this weekend and will hope to quickly settle in fast at the club. They have been included in the match day squad at Rugby Park.
Henry joined from Dundee on deadline day and the defender signed a four and half year deal at the club while Bain joined from the Dens Park after injury to first choice goalkeeper, Craig Gordon.
The likes of Dembele, Sinclair and Forrest should be enough to get the maximum points for Celtic in this encounter and anything less of this is a disappointment.