Alessio says Taylor going to Celtic is ‘only rumours’

Kilmarnock gaffer, Angelo Alessio, says the reason Greg Taylor didn’t play was because of injury, not due to interest from Celtic – Taylor picked up a hamstring knock in training on Friday.

The Killie boss said: “Yesterday after the warm-up there was a wee problem with the hamstring.

“I don’t think the club has received any offers from Celtic.

“At the moment it’s only rumours.

“We have spoken to the club and the owner and we want to keep our best players.

“We want new players, NOT to sell.

“It’s difficult but I hope to bring in a new striker or some other players.

“We have to work more. If we don’t score the goal then it’s impossible to win.

“We want to bring in new players t