BRENDAN RODGERS is looking forward to some home comforts when Kilmarnock provide the opposition at Parkhead on Saturday afternoon.

The Celtic boss has seen his side play three consecutive away games with a 1-1 draw with Aberdeen at Pittodrie and two hard-earned wins against Hibs, 2-1 in the Premiership at Easter Road, and 2-0 against St Mirren in the Scottish Cup in Paisley.

Derek McInnes’ side knocked the holders out of the League Cup at Rugby Park in the third game of the season and inflicted a comeback 2-1 setback in the league in Ayrshire when the visitors dominated the first-half and were unfortunate to be leading only by a solitary strike from Matt O’Riley before a collapse that saw the hosts strike twice in the last 15 minutes.

JOY BHOY…Luis Palma enjoyed a goal in Celtic’s 3-1 win over Kilmarnock in October.

The champions, however, managed to rack up three points in the east end of Glasgow in a far more rewarding afternoon with Reo Hatate, Luis Palma and Greg Taylor scoring in a 3-1 success.

Looking forward to the latest encounter with Killie, Rodgers said: “We played very well in the home game, but at Rugby Park we certainly weren’t so good.

“So, we have to make up for that hopefully with a good performance and win at the weekend.

“We’re looking forward to being home, having been away now the last week or so.”

Deadline-day loan signing Adam Idah, who sunk two crucial penalty-kicks against Hibs on his first start, is hoping to get the nod to make his Paradise debut.

Rodgers, speaking exclusively to Celtic TV, added: “I’m sure he’s really looking forward to it.

“As a guy who has come in really looking forward to playing for Celtic, he’s obviously had three tough away games where he’s been involved.

“So, I’m sure he’ll be looking forward to Celtic Park at the weekend.”

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