Kilmarnock winger Greg Kiltie has blasted manager Angelo Alessio for apparently freezing him out at Killie – but it seems the winger has forgotten that Steve Clarke did the exact same 12 months ago.

Kiltie has joined Dunfermline on loan after only managing four appearances under Alessio and claimed he hasn’t been given a “fair opportunity” under the Italian.

KILMARNOCK, SCOTLAND - JULY 23: Greg Kiltie of Kilmarnock during the Betfred Cup First Round between Kilmarnock Football Club and Morton at Rugby Park on July 23, 2016 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

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The winger admits it has been “really frustrating” to only appear from the bench so far and claims that the Kilmarnock fans would back him up on his belief he hasn’t been given a fair crack of the whip.

“It’s been really frustrating because all my appearances this season have been from the bench and I want to be starting games,” Kiltie said, as quoted by The Sun.

“I made that clear to the manager at Kilmarnock and I don’t think I’ve been given a fair opportunity when I’ve done enough to justify that.

“I think the Kilmarnock fans would back me up on that.”

Despite seemingly not being given a fair chance by Alessio, Kiltie has actually played more minutes this season for Killie in the league than he managed last season under Steve Clarke.

After struggling to make the team under Clarke, Kiltie was sent out on loan to Morton last January but there were no complaints about not being given a chance.

KILMARNOCK, SCOTLAND - MAY 23: Greg Kiltie celebrates his goal for Kilmarnock at the Scottish premiership match between Kilmarnock and Ross County at Rugby Park on May 23, 2015 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

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Former Killie defender Kirk Broadfoot has also taken a shot at Alessio after his Killie departure but there really needs to be questions asked of the players themselves.

Two assists in 14 games for Morton is hardly the sort of form that screams Kiltie particularly deserves a place in the side.

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