According to the Daily Record, Kilmarnock have taken departing Derby County player Kellan Gordon on trial.

He could become Angelo Alessio’s first signing at Rugby Park. He’s a very versatile player with no real position as such. He can play anywhere from left midfield to right back.

Gordon is on trial with Killie (Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images)

Here’s our profile on the relatively unknown face to Scottish football, who could become a Killie player very soon.

On a free Gordon is good business for Kilmarnock

Aged 21-years-old now, Gordon is about to exit the term of being ‘a youngster’. He needs to find his feet with a permanent team very soon. With his Derby contract set to expire at the end of this month, he’s joined up with Killie on a pre-season camp to try and impress Alessio.

Gordon has had a couple of loan spells, playing for Lincoln City and Swindon Town. In total he has played 27 games between the two loan sides.

Gordon has played for Swindon and Lincoln. (Photo by Andrew Vaughan – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Largely featuring for the Derby U23 side, Gordon has made a senior Rams appearance. He made his debut in the EFL Cup back in 2017 against Grimsby Town.

He’s never really had a consistent run of games at either of his two loan clubs. It seems as though Alessio is willing to give promising youth a chance to shine under his reign at Rugby Park.

In the youth teams his favored position has been attacking midfield, although right-back is another area he has played frequently. His physicality and defensive abilities throw into question whether he could do this effectively at senior level.

Can Gordon step up with Kilmarnock? (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

On a free Gordon is worth a punt. He may be versatile, but Alessio should try and turn him into an out and out number 10, instead of playing him here, there and everywhere.

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