Kilmarnock will lose a key creative spark this summer as Jordan Jones signed a pre-contract agreement with Rangers in January.
But they may already have an academy graduate ready to step in and fill the void. That is if Greg Kiltie’s recent form at Greenock Morton on loan is anything to go by.
Kiltie is now Morton’s main man
The 22 year-old moved to Cappielow in order to increase game time. He lost his place in the team after a knee injury scuppered his opportunities at Kilmarnock between July 2017 and January last year.
A promising youngster that is looking to hit the heights, Kiltie’s progress was halted.
He appears to be back with a bang at Morton, acoring six Championship goals in 13 appearances. Kiltie is currently enjoying a hot streak of form which has seen him score in four consecutive second-tier matches. A left winger that can score goals is not to be sniffed at as ‘The Ton’ have steered clear of relegation.
Ready made replacement?
Jordan Jones hasn’t scored since February, in a defeat to Hearts in Ayrshire. Whilst his mind must already be with Steven Gerrard’s Gers, he’s scored as many goals this season in the Premiership as Kiltie has in his last four Championship games.
Whether Steve Clarke gives him an opportunity also remains to be seen. Largely because nobody knows whether Clarke will still be in the Killie hotseat and not that of Scotland’s or Fulham’s. However, it’s certainly fair to say that he’s got the best out of this current crop so there should be no reason why Kiltie should be any different.
Besides Kiltie as Killie’s main man has a good ring to it, doesn’t it?