Rory McKenzie has insisted it is his intention to stay at Kilmarnock, with the player’s contract set to expire in the summer.
With his last outing against Hamilton, he chalked up an impressive 250th appearance for the club at the age of 26, and the academy product is keen to extend his stay at Rugby Park.
The midfielder has seen plenty of change at the club since his first-team debut in April 2011, playing under nine different managers, but there appears to be no doubt in the player’s mind that an extension is what he wants.
He told the club’s official website: “I’m talking to the club at the moment. I’m a local boy, I’ve been here for a long time and know everyone at the club. I enjoy it and I want to stay.
This term, former Scotland U21 international McKenzie has generally been a mainstay once again for Killie, making 32 appearances in all competitions including Europa League qualifying.
The Irvine-born winger has contributed a goal and three assists for Alex Dyer’s side, who sit in eighth place in the Premiership table.
Some patchy form of late has seen the club’s hopes of a top-six finish fizzle out somewhat – three defeats in the last five games mean they’re four points behind Hibs, with three games left to play before the split.
That all said, it is obviously massively unclear at the moment whether McKenzie and Kilmarnock will get the chance to launch a late play for a top-six finish given the suspension of football in Scotland by the SPFL.
At the moment it appears football and all sport will take a backseat indefinitely while the world deals with the Covid-19 pandemic.