Luke Hendrie

Aug 19th 2016: Former England youth international Luke Hendrie has previously had loan stints with Hartlepool and Jackie McNamara's York.

The 21-year-old made 18 appearances for the Minstermen but could not prevent them finishing bottom of Sky Bet League Two.

But having asked midfielder Greg Taylor to fill in at full-back so far this season, Clark hopes Hendrie can now provide his side with some defensive expertise

"Luke is an out-and-out right-back," he said. "We felt that with Greg Taylor being a young player, it would be hard enough coming into the first team without having to play a different position that he does normally.

"He's done a sterling job but we felt we needed a specialist in there.

"Luke has had periods out on loan at York and at Hartlepool. He comes from good stock, I know his father (former Newcastle and Middlesbrough winger John Hendrie) very well.

"We think he can give us something a bit different."  Sporting Life 19-8-16

Hendrie said on joining Killie: “It is a really exciting opportunity to join the club and I can’t wait to get started.” 

News & Quotes: 

Dec 14th 2016 on Staying at Killie beyound is Jan 2017 Loan Term: "Yeah I'd love to [stay]. I've loved it, the training, the games and it has worked out well. I think we've had a good start.  I'd love to stay and hopefully it will get sorted soon. I've been made to feel welcome since I walked in the door by players, staff and fans. It's been good for me, I've played every minute and that's the most important thing. It's been a great experience so far."

Jan 6th 2017: Club confirms that Luke Hendrie's loan (Burnley) has now been extended for the entire season.

Jan 12th 2017 “I’m delighted to be staying at the club, it has been really good so far. It helps that I’ve played every game bar one so far.  I’d say this has been the best loan deal I’ve had so far. I’ve gained good experience. I had a good break while I re-charged the batteries a bit. The manager stressed how important it was to take the time to rest.  Now we’re back in working and getting ready for a push in the second half of the season.

“It has been like a mini pre-season for us. It was good to get a break, I think all the boys needed it just to get our heads right.  I’ve gained loads of experience from playing at places like Ibrox and Parkhead, stadiums that are known worldwide. I sit next to Fred Woodman in the changing room and we were discussing that point the other day. In League One and League Two down south you play in pretty small stadiums most of the time.  But up here everywhere you go has a decent stadium and it is great for the experience. I certainly think it’ll help when I go back to Burnley at the end of the season.” - David Whren, Daily Record Jan 12th 2017 -

May 30th 2017: Liuke retured to Burnley, after his loan spell with Killie expired.

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