Former Celtic striker Burchill poised for Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock are close to the signing of former Celtic striker Mark Burchill.

Kilmarnock are close to the signing of former Celtic striker Mark Burchill.

The 28-year-old is available for free following his release from Rotherham.

Killie boss Jim Jefferies, said: "Mark has been training with us, he was in Italy with us and has looked very sharp.

"He played in a couple of close-season games and we've been trying to do something.

"It's all subject to a medical but we've agreed to take him until the end of this year. I nearly signed him last season but he wanted another crack down south and went to Rotherham.

"It gives me a wee bit of cover with Allan Russell being out and we feel Mark is the type who will complement us. I have a track record of getting boys round about this stage of their careers. Mark is 28 years old and coming into his best years.

"He has great experience and is a fox-in-the-box type. I'm sure if we provide service he'll feed off Kevin Kyle and get some goals. He gives us competition for places up front."

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