Kilmarnock’s on-loan Arsenal defender Zech Medley has heard of the success some of his Emirates peers have had in Scotland – and now he wants a taste of it himself.
The 20-year-old centre-back arrived at Killie on loan from Arsenal on Deadline Day as he looks to continue building senior experience. He has played a handful of times for the Gunners’ senior side.
But more recently he has been on loan in League One with Gillingham but now heads to Killie for the rest of the campaign. He’ll be managed by Tommy Wright, who was appointed Kilmarnock boss ahead of Wednesday’s game with Motherwell.
Medley made his debut against St Mirren at the weekend in a 2-0 defeat, the Arsenal loanee’s new club currently in 10th after a run of five straight defeats. But overall, he’s hoping for form to improve and experience to be had.
Arsenal man Kieran Tierney and manager Mikel Arteta’s experience of the border with Celtic and Rangers shows Medley how fruitful it could be: “The first game I was involved in was the defeat against Celtic last midweek, when I was an unused sub, but I still tried to soak it all up because they’re such a big club.
“Along with having an opportunity to play first-team football, that was the biggest attraction for me. This will be a great career experience. The gaffer and Kieran both did brilliantly up here are now doing well in the Premier League so it shows that if you can succeed here then you can push on.”
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