Kilmarnock manager Tommy Wright says Fraser Murray will benefit from learning alongside Chris Burke after an excellent debut for the cinch Championship club.

The winger scored once and assisted another as Kilmarnock beat East Kilbride 2-0 in the opening Premier Sports Cup group stage match. Wright says Burke can be a good mentor for the likes of Murray after he committed his future to the Ayrshire side.

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Kilmarnock winger Burke can be a guide. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The Kilmarnock manager said: “The first 15 minutes were a bit helter-skelter. But once we settled in and moved the ball, it was a good, professional display. Fraser will always get goals. He is wonderful to work with. He’s two-footed, can play through the middle and is a nightmare for defenders because he can go right or left.

 

“He scored six or seven goals last season. He is someone I am hoping can get a lot of goals in this campaign. Chris Burke is still looking great, that’s why we re-signed him. He is going to be vital. We understand the Championship is going to be a tough league.

“For our wingers, there is nobody better in the game for them to learn from than Burkey. These games can be really tricky, particularly with so many new players in the team. But we should control the game and we did control it.”

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