Kilmarnock boss Shiels delighted with deal for Chelsea's Gordon

Kilmarnock boss Kenny Shiels is delighted with their loan deal for Chelsea fullback Ben Gordon.

Kilmarnock boss Kenny Shiels is delighted with their loan deal for Chelsea fullback Ben Gordon.

The young left-back spent the first half of last season at Killie before being recalled by the Stamford Bridge giants.

Shiels, delighted to have Gordon back in the SPL, said: “Chelsea have agreed to let Ben come up and play for us again on loan.

“He left at this time last year and got a fantastic send-off from our fans away at St Mirren. He had a great first half of last season with us – now I hope he can do the same in the second part of this one.

“When he went back, Chelsea put him out on loan to Scunthorpe but there was a problem there after the manager changed.

“They played a different style of football from us. Ben likes it if you can build something up as it gives him the chance to get forward. He’s an attacking full-back but if you play back to front like Scunthorpe did he can’t get involved in the game.”

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