Celtic have been pretty near perfect in league competition once again this season. They have drawn two of their thirteen games so far, and have not lost one. The Hoops have been the best team in Scottish football for more than a decade now. But that does not mean that the domestic competitions do not provide some tricky tests at times.
One of them is certainly the away trip to Kilmarnock. Celtic have already lost one game at Rugby Park this season.
It was in the second round of the Scottish League Cup, which made sure that the Hoops would not be repeating their treble this time around. And the artificial pitch at Rugby Park has always been one of the tougher games for Celtic in recent years.
Not only do artificial pitches increase the risk of injury but at the same time, they make it more difficult for Celtic’s style of football. Fortunately for the Hoops, it looks like there could be some great news on the horizon.
Celtic will be delighted with latest Kilmarnock news
As reported by BBC, Kilmarnock are aiming to revert to a grass pitch at Rugby Park for the start of the 2025-26 campaign. Billy Bowie hopes that the final planning approval for their Bowie Park training facility will be granted so work can begin in the spring.
Of course, Rugby Park going from an artificial pitch to grass would be great news for a team like Celtic. Now, it remains to be seen how things play out.
But even if it all goes to plan, that is still quite some time away. For now, the Hoops will have to keep dealing with the test that the Rugby Park pitch brings with it. Celtic’s next match there is in early December and they will be hoping for a win this time.