ALEX DYER has stressed that victory is just as important to Kilmarnock as it is to Celtic ahead of their meeting tonight.

The champions’ visit to Rugby Park is being mostly assessed through the prism of the increasingly tense Premiership title race.

Killie beat both Celtic and Rangers at Rugby Park last season but they have not won a league game in two months and Dyer is looking to get them back on track.

He said: “I am not too fussed whether it is a title race between those two, it is more about Kilmarnock and trying to get the result.

Glasgow Times:

“The title race is nothing to do with me or Kilmarnock, it is about this club trying to finish the season as high as possible and if that means beating Celtic tomorrow then so be it.

“It is not about me trying to dent their hopes, that doesn’t come in to it, it is about Kilmarnock trying to get three points.

“They have their own agenda and so have we. Obviously they are going for the title and we are going for the top six. We both have targets, it’s all about trying to win the game.”

Midfielder Alan Power would like nothing more than to take another Old Firm scalp.

“It is really good, the atmosphere is always electric which helps us as well, it builds you up for the game,” he said.

Glasgow Times:

“I always like to upset any Old Firm team if I am honest, or the so-called bigger teams, no matter who is going for the league.

“It is always good to get a scalp whenever you can, especially for confidence in the team.”