Alex Dyer has called on the Kilmarnock fans to come out and roar their side to victory against Celtic tonight.

The Kilmarnock boss is getting set to take charge of his first league game since being appointed until the end of the season, and he is raring to go.

And he says it’s vital to have the home support right behind them if they are going to get any sort of result against the champions.

It will be the first time Celtic have been to Rugby Park since the Old Firm ticket allocation was sliced in half, and Dyer has insisted that home fans must turn out to keep it that way.

Dyer said: “It’s a big game for this football club, and it’s three points we are aiming to gain.

“We have to do the best we can to win the game, but it will be a special game.

Manager Alex Dyer is pictured during Kilmarnock's weekly media access

“They are the biggest club in the country and we are looking forward to welcoming them.

“I want Kilmarnock supporters to feel happy that they can come to their own ground and support their team.

“Whether the allocation situation will stay the same, that’s up to the powers that be.

“I hope that the supporters will come out and get behind the team.

“If the fans come out and support us and help fill the stadium then it will be good for us.

“But if they don’t then it may start becoming about getting revenue in as these are big games.

Stuart Findlay scored a late winner against Celtic last season

“If teams like Celtic come here and the stadium is barely half full then the club will have to do something about that.

He added: “Since I have came here the support have been great and they have been behind us.

“But it’s up to us on the pitch to get the fans coming through the turnstiles.

“We want this to continue being a hard place to come, we want teams to come here and feel that they know they will be in a tough game.

“If teams win a game then it’s because they have put in a good shift, not because we have lay down to them.”