STEVE CLARKE claimed some people had been “talking out of their backsides” at comments his Kilmarnock side could win the Premiership title.

There were claims the Rugby Park club could follow the example of Leicester City in the Premier League in 2016 and actually go all the way and take Celtic’s crown.

However, Killie, who were at the pinnacle for three days, were walloped 5-1 by Brendan Rodgers’ champions at Parkhead as the seven-in–a-row title holders moved back to pole position.

Following Rangers’ 1-1 draw with 10-man Dundee at Dens Park this afternoon, the Hoops are now two points clear of the Ibrox outfit with a game in hand.

No-nonsense Clarke, a former gaffer at Reading and West Brom, said: “We didn’t speak about titles, nobody at Kilmarnock spoke about titles.

“There were a million questions from the media and people talking out their backsides, if I may say. It’s not that important for us.

“We know where we are and where we’re trying to get to and we doing alright, 14 months in we’re doing okay. It’s a lot better than last December, we’ve got many more points than we had last year.

“We still have four games to go and I’ve said to the boys if we can pick up as many points as possible from that then we can go into the winter break satisfied with the first half of the season.

“Congratulations to Celtic on this occasion, but no drama for Kilmarnock.”


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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