Former Clarets Striker Leave Kilmarnock Under Cloud

Kyle Lafferty Terminates Kilmarnock Contract

Kyle Lafferty has left Kilmarnock after terminating his deal with the club by mutual consent. It is fair to say that it is a decision that no one was expecting and leaves Kilmarnock boss Derek McInnes with just a matter of hours to identify and bring in a potential replacement. The Rugby Park outfit announced the Northern Ireland International’s departure in a shock statement this evening. It read: “It’s with regret that Kyle Lafferty and Kilmarnock Football Club have parted company by mutual consent. We thank Kyle for his service to the club.”

Lafferty, only joined Kilmarnock in January last year and helped them win promotion back to the Scottish Premier League at the first time of asking in as he chipped in with eight goals in fifteen games in the Championship. However, it is fair to say he that the thirty-five year old didn’t enjoy the same success in front of goal in the top flight this season as he found the net just once in the league.

It is not clear where Lafferty’s future now lies but he hasn’t been afraid to try his luck abroad during the course of his career and could well look for another move overseas. As for Kilmarnock, they return to Premiership action tomorrow evening when they face off against Dundee United at Rugby Park. Derek McInnes men are bottom of the table as things currently stand but are level on points with ninth placed Motherwell and just four behind St Johnstone in eighth.

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