Armstrong hails 'absolutely brilliant' second half in win over Celtic

Kilmarnock fought back from 1-0 down at half-time to take all three points with a well

Armstrong hails ‘absolutely brilliant’ second half against Celtic as Killie’s best this season SNS Group

Kilmarnock star Danny Armstrong has hailed his side’s second half performance in their win over Celtic at the weekend as “absolutely brilliant”.

The Rugby Park side were 1-0 down at half-time on Sunday before fighting back to win 2-1 with an impressive comeback as they dominated the second 45.

An own goal from Nat Phillips brought the scores level before a late winner from Matty Kennedy sealed a well deserved three points for Derek McInnes’ men.

An Armstrong insist the performance is one of the best he has been part of since joining the club in 2021.

He said: “It was absolutely brilliant, first half I thought for the first 15 or 20 minutes we weren’t as good as we know we can be, but in the second half I thought to a man we were absolutely brilliant.

“All the boys were bang at it and we got the result I think we deserved in the end.

“It’s probably one my favourite ones that I have played in yet, it was top, as I say there was nothing lucky about, we set out after a conversation at half-time with a few home-truths and the boys went out and done exactly we knew we had to do and we got the three points which was massive.

“I think that has been the difference this season especially, that we can go out 1-0 down and turn it around to beat the top team in Scotland 2-1.

“It’s good and the boys need to start believing we can do things like that and push ourselves up the league.

“There are no boys in that dressing room that don’t believe we can achieve something this season.”

The win put Killie into fifth in the Premiership and they travel to bottom side Livingston on Saturday knowing a win could potentially see them jump up to third depending on other results.

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