Stuart Findlay signs permanent deal to join Killie

Stuart Findlay signs permanent deal to join Killie

in #KillieStories July 4, 2018

Stuart Findlay says the "amazing feeling" around the club under Steve Clarke made him desperate to become a Kilmarnock player on a permanent basis.

Following two loan spells with Killie, Findlay has signed a three-year deal subject to international clearance after proving to be a star performer at Rugby Park.

The 22-year-old formed a strong central defensive partnership with Kirk Broadfoot in 2017/18 as well as operating as a left back on occasions.

He netted his first senior goal against St Johnstone in December 2017 before adding to his tally against Hibernian in May as well as a winner against Partick Thistle in April.

With his Newcastle deal ending this summer, the club moved to secure Stuart's services on a permanent basis and he told the official website of his delight at securing his future.

He said: "Since the new manager came in we went on an incredible run and there was an amazing feeling around the place and it's something that I really wanted to be a part of.

"It's been brilliant (working under the manager). It's an experience I've not had before with any other manager so it's one of the main reasons I wanted to sign here.

"I've worked so well with him in the last six months and I feel I can learn so much from him. You listen to every word he says so we cherish having him here.

"I know the manager has put his faith in me and I want to repay that."

You can watch Stuart's first full interview as a Kilmarnock player.