Kyle Lafferty Joins Kilmarnock On Short Term Contract
Kilmarnock Football Club have yesterday confirmed that former Clarets striker Kyle Lafferty has signed for the Scottish Premier League side on a deal until the end of the season, subject to international clearance. The Norther Ireland International is a well known experienced figure in the Scottish game, following two spells with Rangers as well as a successful spell with Hearts.
The veteran striker arrives in Ayrshire following a spell in Italy with Reggina Football Club and becomes Tommy Wright’s first signing as the new manager of Kilmarnock. Lafferty, was born in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland and made his name with his first club Burnley before making the move to Rangers in 2008, winning six trophies in his first spell at Ibrox.
Swiss side Sion prised him away from Glasgow before the striker helped Serie A club Palermo to promotion. After leaving Italy he moved to Norwich City with loan spells in Turkey and Birmingham City before his return to Scotland with Hearts in 2017. After one season in Edinburgh he rejoined Glasgow Rangers before moving back overseas with Sarpsborg 08 towards the end of the season.
Lafferty, signed a short-term contract with Sunderland on 10th January 2020 as he tried to assist Phil Parkinson guide the club back into the Sky Bet Championship, however the club missed out as the season was cut short due to COVID-19. He did score twice in eleven appearances before leaving the club when his contract expired. He then moved back overseas to Reggina in Italy, were he has stayed for six months before joining Tommy Wright back in Scotland with Kilmarnock Football Club.