Kilmarnock striker Josh Magennis aims to keep moving upwards after following his worst afternoon on a football pitch with a point against the Ladbrokes Premiership champions.

Magennis admits he was "embarrassed" following Killie's 4-0 opening-day home defeat to Dundee when he was one of three players hauled off at half-time.

That was followed by defeat at Aberdeen but there was respite from the criticism on Wednesday when Magennis was on target as Killie held Celtic to a 2-2 draw at Rugby Park.

Magennis, whose team play Partick at Firhill today, said: "It was great to redeem ourselves against the best team in the country on Wednesday night. We came away with a point but the most important thing was the performance. It seems to have boosted the morale a bit.

"We started with two defeats but most importantly it was an embarrassing performance against Dundee. It's not the way we wanted to start the season, especially at home.

"Normally when you get beat you feel embarrassed anyway but, for me, Dundee was probably the worst performance I've ever been involved with in football.

"Also, getting taken off at half-time and then sitting watch another two goals go in, it is quite embarrassing, especially when you have people to come and pay their money. They expect to be entertained or at least see something and on that day they just got nothing.

"That's one of the rarest things I have ever seen. Normally you get two or three people having a bad game but to have one to 11 was something you don't see often."

Magennis feels Killie can continue their improvement at Firhill as they begin a run of games against fellow bottom-six teams from last season, with Ross County and Motherwell to come.

And the Northern Ireland international added: "If things got any worse we would be in serious trouble and we shouldn't be footballers if we got any worse than that Dundee game.

"In the Aberdeen game we got better defensively but we still lacked a bit going forward as a team. On Wednesday we seemed to play with a freedom, there is never pressure on when you play against Celtic.

"It was on the telly and it was a chance to show we are not going to be a walkover this season, that we are going to be a formidable team and that's what we did. We put doubts in people's minds if they are going to write us off after two games of the season."

Scott Robinson has joined Kilmarnock's injury list after pulling a hamstring against Celtic.

Lee Ashcroft is also a doubt after picking up a knock against the champions while Kris Boyd (ankle) will be assessed after missing Wednesday's draw.

Loan player Stuart Findlay comes back after being ineligible to face his parent club while Lee McCulloch rejoins the squad as cover following an ankle problem.