Sat 02 January 2021 | 9:37

Kilmarnock striker hopes to renew his contract by displaying good form

Kilmarnock F.C. forward Danny Whitehall plans to prove his worth in the game against St Mirren on Saturday to renew his contract

The 25-year-old's future is not yet decided, however, he shone by taking part in the initial goal and securing triumph with a penalty kick in Wednesday's 2-0 win at Motherwell. 

Former Magpies striker was joined in Scotland by his American fiancee in the wake of getting paperwork done for Killie in the late spring however he had limited starting opportunities in the team.

Notwithstanding, his first


goal added to two blows in the Betfred Cup and he wants to get one more opportunity to convince

Alex Dyer

to keep him on the team.

“It’s been a little bit frustrating for me,” he said. “Everyone wants to play and the gaffer picks the team that he thinks will do the best for that particular game.

“Thankfully, my name was in his head for the game at Motherwell and it was nice to make a start and nice to score and contribute to the win.

“It’s come at a good time with my contract up. Maybe that was part of the gaffer’s thinking for playing me – to see if I was worth it or not.

“But it’s less about me and more about the team after that performance. Three points was what we needed.”

“There’s nothing really concrete yet. I think it’s up on January 10 or something like that." he said on renewing the contract.

“I’d be keen to get it sorted. It’s up to the gaffer and people on the board.

“But I am very happy here, my fiancee has moved from America to live with me over here.

“We like it in Kilmarnock and if we stay, we stay. If we go somewhere else, so be it.

“She’s from Nebraska, I met her when I was out there on my scholarship. She was on the volleyball team.

“I think the English accent helped that one. She’s found a volleyball team here and played a bit on Troon beach for them. She was one of the better players.

“But unfortunately, because of all the Covid stuff going on, there was no indoor season for her so that’s not been happening.

“To be fair, that’s not been easy for her. So I’ve got a long-term debt to her for this.

“I’ve said that if I wasn’t playing football I’d be back over in America with her. So once we’re done here, I think we will travel back and live over there when we’re older.

“But for the moment we’d like to stay here, she quite likes it too, and if we can stay longer then so be it.”

source: SportMob

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