Kyle Lafferty has returned to football with Kilmarnock with a short-term deal until the end of the season. He has disclosed that his aim is to help the Rugby Park side reach the top six of the Premiership.

As it stands Kilmarnock are currently in 10th place in the league, eight points behind sixth placed St Mirren. After his first day of training with his new teammates, Lafferty is puzzled as to why the team is at the wrong end of the table.

“Be in the top six”

“Training with the team for the first time, seeing the players, I’m puzzled about how they are down in the bottom three. I think with the squad of players that we have I think we’d definitely be in the top six” he said.

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Kyle Lafferty in action for his former club Reggina (Photo by Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images)

“Hopefully I can add something to the team and get the goals that’ll push us up the league. If we can get into the top six we’ll be happy. I think that’s the aim, to try and get close to the top six” Lafferty stated.

Gets on well with the manager

Lafferty is looking forward to working with recently appointed Kilmarnock manager Tommy Wright. A man he knows well from the Northern Irish international team.

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Kyle Lafferty in action for Northern Ireland (Photo by Mark Leech/Offside via Getty Images)

“I’ve always got along well with him. He gave me a call the other night. He ticked all the boxes, where he wants to take the team. If I’m fit, he says I’ll probably play as well. That’s the most important thing for me, getting proper football now. I’m excited for the challenge” Lafferty concluded.

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