After Kilmarnock’s horrendous transfer window so far, they have completed a deal of their own.
Conor McAleny has joined on loan from Fleetwood Town until the end of the season. Prior to this, they were the only Premiership side to have not done any January business.
Everyone is aware of Greg Stewart signing for Aberdeen after Birmingham City recalled the forward. Then was Jordan Jones moving to Rangers on a pre-contract before netting the winner against them in midweek. You couldn’t write the script for Killie this month.
An Everton youth academy graduate, McAleny went out on loan six times from the Merseyside outfit. Loan spells took place at Scunthorpe United, Brentford, Cardiff City, Charlton Athletic, Wigan Athletic and Oxford United.
Uwe Rosler brought the Scouser to Highbury in 2017 and immediately his faith was repaid, McAleny netting a brace on his debut in a 2-0 win over Rotherham United. He leaves The Cod Army to join Steve Clarke’s Killie revolution, the seventh loan spell of his career.
The 26-year-old has had a pretty torrid time in the English lower leagues so far.
Could Kilmarnock be the ideal place to get his career back on track?