• Season Diary 2021-22
    Season Diary 2021-22

Killie FC

Season 2021-22

Season Diary for 2021-22....

June 2021

New Club Capt Chris Stokes Wearing the 2021-22 Home Kit

After the dissapointment and relegation to end Season 2020-21 Tommy Wright wastes no time starting rebuilding his squad for the new season. Thirteen players are signed-up by June 24th.....  Euan MurrayDaniel ArmstrongBlair RalstonJack SandersScott RobinsonStephen McGinnChris StokesJason NaismithFraser MurrayBrad LyonsZach Hemming (Goalkeeper on loan), & Liam Polworth

New deals are made to ....  Innes Cameron,  Calum Waters,  Chris Burke,  Colin Doyle (as back-up goalie, and goalkeeper coach, as Billy Thompson moves on to QotS), Steven Warnock, Thomas Brindley, &  Kyle Connell. 

All of the Squad changes coming out of Season 2020-21 are - HERE 

Here's a list of all of the Kilmarnock departures: Gary Dicker, (Brighton U-23's Coach), Clevid Dikamona, Aaron Tshibola, Youssouf Mulumbu, George Oakley, (now Woking), Diaguely Dabo, Nicke Kabamba, (now Northampton) Danny Whitehall, Danny Rogers, Ally Taylor, Ross Millen, (now Scunthorp), Kirk Broadfoot, Mitch Pinnock, (now Northampton) Greg Kiltie, (now St Mirren), Kyle Lafferty, (now in Cyprus), Zeno Ibsen Rossi, (returned to his parent club).  Zech Medley (returned to his parent club).and Brandon Pierrick, (returned to his parent club). In addition Killie sold Alan Power to St Mirren for a nominal fee. 

Also of note was Alex Dyer became the new assistant manager at Colchester... GOOD LUCK ... Alex!

Killie's Championship opening fixture is an Ayrshire derby  Vs A*r Utd at home, which will be screened live on the Beeb (Aug 2nd 7:45pm KO). 

Killie kickstarted their pre-season with a 1-0 (Cameron) victory over Linfield in a behind closed doors friendly in Belfast, to close out June. 

July 2021

Chris Burke Nets Killie's League Cup Group Winning Goal

 Killie announce that Chris Stokes will be club captain for the forthcoming season. Killie’s pre-season trip to Northern Ireland was brought to a close with a 2-2 draw with Larne at Inver Park. Keeper Sam Walker is signed from Youvil to a 2 year deal prior to the East Kilbride League Cup opener. Killie beat E Kilbride 0-2 however end up being charged by the SPFL for fielding an ineligible player against East Kilbride in the Premier Sports Cup. Daniel Armstrong was subjected to a one-game SFA ban following his involvement in the competition with Raith Rovers last term - with the suspension carrying over to this season's tournament. Killie subsequently are given a 3-0 defeat.

Killie then announce that Aaron McGowan had left the club to join Northampton Town, who had also recruited former Killie players Nicke Kabamba and Mitch Pinnock. 

Despite the forfeit loss, Killie do go on and win their group, and will play Hibs (A) in the last 16.

Their 3 wins were as follows: Clyde 1-2 Killie,  Killie 1-1 Morton, (Killie win 4-3 on pen's) & Killie 2-1 Stranraer.  Killie's shoot-out win Vs Morton was their first in 43 years. 

Before the start of the Championship League campain Killie add 2 more to their squad; Dylan McGowan & 20 year old striker Rumaran Burrell, (on a season long loan from Middlesboro). 

In other club news the Killie Shop is "re-vamped" and gets rave reviews, along the the Killie programme becoming a monthly magazine. John Barnes joins Killie TV also!

August 2021

Big Innes Enjoys His Converted Penalty Vs Ayr

 Killie begin life in the Championship with a 2-0 home win over Ayr Utd in front of 3,692 (Covid-19 controlled capacity sell-out).  No Ayr fans were allocated tickets, while the match which was a live Mon PM BBC broadcast. Polworth & late Cameron penalty in the scond half saw Ayrhire's Finest prevail to get their season off to a flier!

Killie then pick up two fine away wins to go joint-top with Caley. First, a late injury time Jason Naismith winner at Queens, is followed up by a fine Robinson double at Accies as Killie win 0-2 in front of 1,356 travelling Killie fans!

In between the two away League wins Killie fell 0-2 at Easter Rd, in the League Cup with Walker returning in goal.  Killie played well, hit the post while the game was 0-0 (Polworth)  and gave a good account of themseves against the high flying unbeaten Hibees. Captain Chris Stokes (right) also pickes an injury at Hibs (A) in the League Cup that will side-line him for several weeks.

 Kyle Connell joins East Fife on loan until January

Going into the Caley top of the table clash the un-scored upon Hemming returns in goal, however Killie fall 0-1 to Inverness with Gardyne scoring early for Caley, as Killie huffed and puffed to no avail, all afternoon.

On Aug 31st at the transfer deadline Killie add Oli Shaw to their squad as the ex-Hibs-Ross Co striker signs a 2 year deal.

Killie finish August on 9 points from 4 matches and sit in 3rd place in the Championship.

September 2021

Rory & Co Celebrate His Morton Winner!

On Sept 3rd Lee Hodson re-sign's with Killie on an initial one-year deal. David Watson also signs a professional deal with the club until 2023, and he is a late second half sub in Killie's 3-1 home win over the Bairns in the SPFL Trust Trophy.  On target for Killie were Fraser Murray (2) & Naismith. Debutant Shaw assists in Murray's second.

Killie then get back to winning ways in the Scottish Championship with a tight 1-0 victory over Morton it wasn’t pretty and certainly won’t live long in the memory of Ayrshire fans, with Rory McKenzie grabbing the only goal of the game in the 75th minute. Killie are starting to miss Chris Burke, who's been out since the Caley defeat.

In their next outing Killie pick up their 3rd straight shut-out win away from home, this time at Firhill, as Killie beat the Jags 2-0. A freak OG gives Killie the opener before Olie Shaw belts in a 30 yarder, to open his Killie account, after having missed from the spot earlier!


Upcoming Match Notes: 

Killie's away match against Arbroath has been selected for TV (BBC) and will now be played on Friday 24th September. 

Killie's SPFL Trust Trophy Trophy third round home tie Vs Queen's Park will take place on Friday, October 8.

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