Former Kilmarnock defender Kirk Broadfoot has detailed why he left the club. The veteran was a key man for Steve Clarke’s side who finished third in the Premiership last season.

However, he has now moved on, joining fellow Premiership side St Mirren. The reason he departed Rugby Park is that he isn’t a fan of Clarke’s replacement Angelo Alessio and his training methods.

“Angelo was big on shape and that seemed to be his big thing on the training pitch” Broadfoot said, as reported by the Daily Record.

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“I just wasn’t enjoying it”

“I gave it a go but it became harder and harder and I just wasn’t enjoying it.” Broadfoot then disclosed that Alessio wanted the player to stay at Rugby Park

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“He wanted to know why I wanted to leave because he said I was a big player for him. But I was honest and told him I wasn’t enjoying my football.”

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It will be interesting to see what Broadfoot’s now former Kilmarnock team-mates make of his comments. It is fair to say that Alessio didn’t have the best of starts to life in Scottish football.

Losing to Connah’s Quay in the Europa League was a huge embarrassment. However, he recently won his first league game as Killie boss, and the team are in the quarter-finals of the Betfred Cup.

No point keeping an unhappy player

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As for Broadfoot’s exit, there is no point in keeping a player if they are unhappy at the club. Kilmarnock it can be argued did the right thing in ending the player’s contract.

As Broadfoot was a key man for Killie, he will be a miss for the first-team. But now it is time for all involved to move on.



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