The 25-year old Australia international is getting set for the final four or so weeks of the campaign in which the Whites are a strong chance of gaining promotion back to the Premier League.
Leeds, currently sitting fifth, have not been back in the top flight since they dropped out in 2004 but are now on the verge of gaining promotion for the second season in a row after last term's League One second-placed finish and Kilkenny is relishing the challenge.
"I'm looking forward to the final eight games," said Kilkenny. "We'll try and keep going and hopefully do well.
"Everyone was talking about staying up but expectations change, now people are talking about automatic promotion and the play-offs.
"We'll keep our feet on the ground and see where we go. We know we have a young, hungry squad and hopefully we can see out the job and get promoted."