Kilmarnock add 11 new signings

24 Jun

Callum McFadzean in action for Scotland U21

McFadzean played for England at U16 level before joining up with Scotland U21s

Kilmarnock have bolstered their squad with a full team of new signings, including former Sheffield United midfielder Callum McFadzean.

Joshua Webb and Jamie Cobain are added to Killie’s defensive options, as are loan arrivals Jonathan Burn, Mark Waddington and William Boyle.

Jordan Jones and Martin Smith are midfielders, while goalkeeper Oliver Davies returns for a second loan spell.

Strikers Souleymane Coulibaly and Flo Bojaj have also been recruited.

Kilmarnock manager Lee Clark has returned to his former club, Huddersfield Town, to sign Kosovo-born Bojaj on loan along with fellow 20-year-old Boyle, a left-sided central defender, and will be with the Scottish Premiership club until January.

Huddersfield head coach David Wagner told his club website: “This is a great opportunity for Flo and William to go and play regular senior football at a good level.”

Bojaj made eight substitute appearances for the Championship club last season, while Boyle has previously been on loan to Macclesfield Town, Kidderminster Harriers and, last season, York City.

The 21-year-old Coulibaly, a star at the 2011 Under-17 World Cup for Ivory Coast, arrives from Peterborough United and ended last season on loan at Newport County, scoring once in six appearances.

McFadzean, the oldest of the signings at 22, has been capped by Scotland at under-21 level and spent four years with the Blades but only played twice for them last season and last played on loan to Stevenage in January.

Cobain, 19, arrives from Newcastle United, with right-back Webb, 20, released by Aston Villa.

Clark, a former Newcastle player, has picked up winger Jones, 21, who played once on loan to Cambridge United last season, and Smith, 20, who has spells with Gateshead and Carlisle United, from Middlesbrough and Sunderland, respectively.

Of the loan signings, Welshman Davies, 21, returns from Swansea City to provide back-up for Jamie MacDonald.

Davies did not feature for Killie last term, with a shoulder injury curtailing his stay at Rugby Park.

Burn, 20, arrives from Middlesbrough having been on loan at Oldham Athletic last season, and Waddington, 19, from Stoke City.


No comments yet

Leave a Reply