Kilmarnock’s Paatelainen disappointed following Scottish Cup exit

Kilmarnock manager Mixu Paatelainen was left disappointed after his side were eliminated from the Scottish Cup on Monday night.

Kilmarnock manager Mixu Paatelainen was left disappointed after his side were eliminated from the Scottish Cup on Monday night.

Killie were beaten 3-0 by 33-time cup winners Rangers and although it was an expected result from ‘Gers fans and neutrals, Paatelainen had bigger plans for his team.

"I'm disappointed we lost the game. I looked forward to this game and hoped we would play well and win the match and stay in the cup,” he said.

"Rangers played well, worked hard, and scored three goals, which I felt we should have avoided. It was disappointing but I saw how hard Rangers worked and they were hungry to win.

"It was a tough draw, it's never easy to come to Ibrox, and it's disappointing to go out the cup early but Rangers are a fantastic tea.

“Now we concentrate on the league."

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