Rory McKenzie makes 200th Killie appearance

Rory McKenzie makes 200th Killie appearance

in #KillieStories December 27, 2018

Killie's Boxing Day victory over Motherwell was significant for a number of reasons.

Not only did our 1-0 triumph see the team return to third spot in the Premiership table but it also marked Rory McKenzie's 200th appearance for Killie.

The 25-year-old came off the bench to replace Aaron Tshibola at Fir Park and he played his part as Killie held on to their advantage with McKenzie testing Mark Gillespie with two decent efforts in the closing stages.

Rory made his Killie debut against Inverness CT in April 2011 as Liam Kelly and Jonny Hayes scored in a 1-1 draw at Rugby Park.

A productive loan spell with Brechin followed before the Ayrshire local returned to score his first Killie goal against Dundee United in a 3-1 win in August 2012.

His most important goal came in 2014 as Killie beat rivals Ayr United in the League Cup at Rugby Park in front of nearly 9,000 fans.

Our number seven has proved to be a key part of Steve Clarke's squad and was rewarded with a new contract in May to keep him with Killie until the summer of 2020.

Rory has scored once so far this season, finding the net in the 1-1 home draw with hamilton in October.