KILMARNOCK manager Alex Dyer had no complaints about the manner of the defeat last night as Celtic ran out comfortable winner in Ayrshire.

The Rugby Park side thumped Queen’s Park 6-0 at the weekend on Scottish Cup duty but their recent run of poor league form continued against Neil Lennon’s side.

“I thought we played well against a good side but we made some mistakes,” said Dyer, who said he had missed the touchline incident involving Leigh Griffiths and a Kilmarnock supporter. “Celtic are top of the league and it was

difficult for us, but we played some good football.

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“However, you get punished when you make individual mistakes against a team like Celtic.

“The boys are working hard but it’s always a bonus when you beat teams like that.”

Dyer will look to rouse his side now ahead of their trip to McDiarmid Park to face St Johnstone on Saturday afternoon, with the Perthshire side, who lost to Livingston last night, able to draw level with Killie on points with a win.