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Kilmarnock boss Jeffries told to shut up shop

Kilmarnock chairman Michael Johnston has told boss Jim Jefferies he cannot bring any more players in this summer as part of cost cutting measures. "We had finalised our squad before the Setanta problem emerged," Johnston said.

"We're not planning any changes in the squad as a result of the television deal that has now been agreed with Sky and ESPN.

"We had decided long before the start of the season we would reduce the squad size to around 24 first-team players.

"Last season we started with 34 first-team players which everybody agreed was too many.

"We had to put young players out on loan and other players didn't really get a game all season.

"It was always planned to bring the squad down and that's what we have done.

"We're not planning to sell any players and equally we're not planning to bring anyone in."

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