Rogne wants stylish success

Celtic defender hoping for victory at Killie to seal SPL crown

Thomas Rogne: Is hoping Celtic can win the SPL 'in style' with a victory against Kilmarnock on Saturday

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Celtic defender Thomas Rogne wants the club to win the SPL 'in style' with victory at Kilmarnock on Saturday.

The Glasgow giants moved to within a point of their 43rd Scottish title with a 2-0 win over St Johnstone at Parkhead on Sunday.

However, their opponents this weekend, Kilmarnock, are something of a bogey team for the Hoops after holding them to a 3-3 draw at Rugby Park earlier this season and beating them 1-0 in the League Cup final at Hampden a fortnight ago.

Rogne admits the players are not going to take the challenge of Killie lightly given their exploits against them this campaign.

But with the league title so tantalisingly close the Norway defender hopes the prospect of becoming Scottish champions will inspire the players to put in a performance against Kenny Shiels' men.

"We want to get ourselves across the line and we have a chance to do that this weekend," the 21-year-old told the Glasgow Evening Times.


"It would be great if we can win the game and be champions. That is what we are all wanting.

"But we also have to remember Kilmarnock are a good team as they've shown against us already this season.

"We drew 3-3 with them at their stadium earlier in the season in the league and, of course, lost to them in the League Cup final.

"That was a real disappointment so we hope to win on Saturday so we can celebrate winning the league in style."