A report claims that Kilmarnock are looking to push through a late deal for Wolves defender Connor Johnson (Daily Record).

Kirk Broadfoot has already walked away today and they’ve also missed out on Celtic defender Jack Hendry according to the report.

Broadfoot has left the club. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Their attentions have now turned to Wolves defender Johnson as they look to push through a deal before the midnight deadline.

Wolves’ Johnson fills a gap but Killie need strikers

With Broadfoot’s departure, Killie have been thrown back into the market for a defender. Johnson wouldn’t be a bad option for Angelo Alessio.

He has had previous loan spells with Telford United and Walsall. He never got much of a look in with the latter last term, featuring just 11 times for the Saddlers.

Could a Kilmarnock move work for Wolves’ Johnson? (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

At this stage of the window though, beggars can’t be choosers. Johnson has built up experience in the Premier League Two with the Molineux side and has to go out and play first-team football.

Given Killie’s circumstances, he would likely do that at Rugby Park. At least from Alessio’s perspective, the Wolves centre-back would plug a gap in his squad.

What he really needs though is a striker. Eamonn Brophy is the club’s only senior striker contracted to the club and has struggled for form early on, scoring once in seven games.

Struggling for form. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Johnson would be a decent signing for Killie given the circumstances, but a striker should be the main priority.

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