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Jimmy Calderwood relishes Kilmarnock's win over Celtic

Jimmy Calderwood
Calderwood was delighted with his side's home win against Celtic

Kilmarnock manager Jimmy Calderwood singled out the performance of keeper Cammy Bell in his side's memorable 1-0 league win at home against Celtic.

Chris Maguire's second-half strike gave Killie their first three points over Celtic in nine years and Calderwood was delighted with the win.

"It's been a long time and it was wonderful," said the manager.

"Cammy was fabulous. Sometimes you feel the script is written, but we changed the script."

The win lifted Kilmarnock further away from the relegation zone at the bottom of the Scottish Premier League table, although Calderwood admitted he was concerned with the level of quality his side was facing.

I told my players they were playing against a good side and you need to get the breaks, and we're lucky enough that that's how it worked out

Kilmarnock manager Jimmy Calderwood

Celtic's new on-loan signing Robbie Keane played for the full 90 minutes, but keeper Bell managed to deny the Spurs man his first goal for the Glasgow side with a string of fine saves.

"Celtic started strongly and Robbie Keane was causing us all sorts of problems and we never really got into the game," said Calderwood.

"But we changed it and got a grip on it, but they can be so dangerous on the counter-attack.

"Our keeper made a couple of great saves and we didn't make Artur Boruc work too hard, but we got the goal, which was vital and we hung on to win the game.

"I told my players they were playing against a good side and you need to get the breaks, and we're lucky enough that that's how it worked out."



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Kilmarnock 1-0 Celtic
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