Kilmarnock have announced the signing of free agent striker George Oakley. The forward, who last played for OFK Pirin, has played in Scotland before, having had spells at Inverness and Hamilton. He has joined Kilmarnock on a deal until the end of the season.
In fact, the best period of his career so far came at Inverness. He scored 17 goals in 63 games. Now he has moved to Kilmarnock in a bid to help the club move up the table.
The player has disclosed what attributes he can bring to Alex Dyer’s side going forward.
“Do the graft”
“I’m an old-fashioned number nine, but I like to run and make moves off the ball to help the team, I’m a pest that’ll bring people into play, do the graft and chase lost causes” he said.
“I’m looking forward to getting started, this place feels like home already because everyone’s been great with me. Hopefully I can get my teeth straight into it if I’m selected on Wednesday” Oakley continued.
Had to replace departed striker
Scoring goals has been an issue for Kilmarnock this season. In 23 games they have scored 24 goals. However, perhaps more importantly after losing Eamonn Brophy to St Mirren they needed to find a replacement. It seems that Oakley is that player.
The player seems eager to make his debut for Kilmarnock. That is understandable, as he has been out of football for a while.
Alex Dyer is therefore left with an intriguing decision ahead of tomorrow’s game against Livingston. That is, will he involve Oakley in the game? If the player feels that he is capable of doing a job, then perhaps Dyer should take the risk and involve Oakley.