Kilmarnock land former fan favourite Eremenko

Kilmarnock have signed Alexei Eremenko for the remainder of the Scottish Premier League season.

Kilmarnock have signed Alexei Eremenko for the remainder of the Scottish Premier League season.

The 30-year old Finnish midfielder is back at Rugby Park on a short-term deal following his departure from Kazakhstani outfit Kairat Almaty in November.

Eremenko starred for Killie while on loan from Metalist Kharkiv in 2010/11 and was delighted to be back in Ayrshire, albeit quicker than he anticipated.

"To be honest, I didn't expect to return to the club as soon as I have,” he told Sky Sports News.

"I thought I would come back one day, maybe when I was 34 or 35, but that makes no difference. I am just delighted to be back here.

"I'm glad the deal could be done and I can't wait to put the Killie shirt on and get playing again.

"However, my last game was about three months ago so it may take a little bit time before I am ready.

"I'm not match-fit, that's for sure, but I have been training and I just need time...maybe two or three weeks to get my fitness back.

"Hopefully against Dundee United in two and a half weeks I will be ready to return.

"My main mission is to help the team to get to the top six and I hope I don't disappoint the fans.

"I want to help bring the younger players through and if someone needs some advice or help on the pitch then I am happy to help them."

 
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