Calum Waters sees patience pay off after first league start

Calum Waters sees patience pay off after first league start

in #KillieStories September 19, 2017

Calum Waters wants to make his mark in the Premiership after making his first top flight league start against Aberdeen.

The summer signing from Alloa has had to be patient for his first team chance but earned praise from manager Lee McCulloch following the 1-1 draw at Pittodrie.

After adapting to the step up from League 1 football, the 21-year-old aims to keep progressing ahead of home games against Dundee and Ross County.

He said: "It was good to get my first start at a good venue but obviously the main thing was we got a point, which made it even better."

"The gaffer said it on Saturday that this could be the turning point in our season and with hard work we hope it will be."

 

Reflecting on his first few months with Killie, he added: "It's been good, obviously there's been a wee element of frustration, which is normal when you are not playing. Now I've got a chance in the team I want to stay there."

Waters started his career at Celtic before helping Alloa reach the Championship play-off final.

The youngster, who can play at left back, enjoyed his midfield stint up against Kenny McLean and Graeme Shinnie.

He added: "I think we played really well on the ball. The gaffer was always onto us throughout the game to stay focused and watch their players as they have a lot of good players in midfield.

"Now I want to play as many games as I can and get Kilmarnock as high up the table as possible."