Aaron Splaine

Vital Statistics

Nickname: None

Position: Midfield (Centre)

Date of Birth: October 13th 1996

Birth Place: Newton Stewart, Scotland

Height: Unknown

Previous Clubs: Queen of the South, Kilmarnock Youth

Killie Contract: June 1st 2013 (3 Year Deal)

Left Killie: May 23rd 2016

Landmarks: Sponsored by the Killie Trust for season 2015-16. Debut at Rugby park was in a 2-2 draw with Celtic when he replaced 08: Scott Robinson as a sub in the 66th minute... and played well.

Twitter: @aaronsplaine

 

Quotes

December 17th 2014: Kilmarnock youngster Aaron Splaine was attracting the Scottish FA's attention and pulling on a Scotland strip before he had even made the move to Ayrshire. Two years ago Splaine was selected to play in the Centenary Shield for the Lloyds TSB U18 Scotland side. He was part of the squad of 18 that was whittled down from 34 in the trials at Toryglen Recreation Football Centre. The tournament can sometimes offer teenagers, who have turned down a professional career in football in favour of staying on at school, the chance to experience the international game. Splaine got the best of both worlds though, he moved to Kilmarnock in 2013, earned a full-time contract and has been featuring for the U20s on a regular basis. Under the eye of club legend Alan Robertson, the creative player has continued to develop and his displays haven't escaped the attention of the fans turning up to youth games. Having seen Rory McKenzie, Craig Slater, Chris Johnston come through the ranks in midfield positions, Splaine doesn't have to look far for inspiration. The route to the first team may not be as smooth as during the Kenny Shiels era but manager Allan Johnston earmarked the player to make the breakthrough soon, admitting he had high hopes for the attacker at a recent question and answer session. Allan Johnston said...  "We've got a lot of good players coming through but Aaron is a really talented player. He's got a lot of ability, he can play in the central area as well as the wide area but it's the same as all the young lads, they need to keep progressing to make sure they get into the first team. He's got a chance [of breaking into the first team] if he keeps progressing and working as hard as he has been. There are numerous others who are working hard to get up there from the reserves to the first team."

 

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