Kilmarnock players are ‘happy’ Youssouf Mulumbu has left the club mysteriously according to manager Tommy Wright.
The midfielder rejoined the club for a third spell at the start of the season following a year out of football, coming after a release from Celtic. But it has not been as successful as previous spells and he was not in the squad for Kilmarnock’s 2-1 Premiership play-off first leg defeat to Dundee on Thursday.
He won’t play again for the club who play to secure their league status against Dundee in the second leg tonight. Kilmarnock manager Wright said of the former Celtic man: “I’m not stunned that he has left. Having worked with him, the type of player he is, nothing stuns me about him.
“The first we knew was when the kit man informed me that his kit had all gone last Sunday after the Hamilton game. That seemed weird, strange. I then got a text message in the early hours of Monday morning saying that he had to go to France and he needed to speak to us. We said for him to come in, we’d have a meeting and discuss it.
“I don’t know where he is. He could be in France, he could anywhere. But listen, since I’ve been here he’s done nowhere near enough to be in the team, so it’s not something I’ve lost any sleep over. Some of the players are happy actually.
“As soon as it happened, I forgot about it. Putting a few blue and white hearts on your Twitter account and saying you love the club, that’s all for show. I’ve had to deal with a lot since I came to the club. I’m not concerned that he’s left. It says more about him than it does about us.”
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