Gary Locke expects decision from Kilmarnock wonderkid Greg Kiltie within a fortnight



Kilmarnock boss Gary Locke expects a decision on the future of Greg Kiltie within a fortnight after urging him to snub interest from England to stay at Rugby Park.

The 18-year-old’s contract expires in January and the winger has already rejected one contract to stay in Ayrshire.

Kiltie has become one of Scottish football’s hottest prospects this season, scoring twice in 15 appearances and starring for the national side at under-19 level.

Pic: Tom Hodgkinson
Locke is ‘hopeful’ Kiltie will stay at Killie (Pic: Tom Hodgkinson)


But, with the talented teenager free to talk to other clubs, Locke is desperate to see the player continue his development in the first-team and Killie, rather than ply his trade in a youth side south of the border.

He expects a decision from the player imminently.

Locke told BBC Scotland: “We’ve been in talks for a number of weeks now and we are hopeful we will get a decision in the next couple of weeks because it is important for the lad.

“One thing I don’t want is for this to affect how he has been playing. He has bags of potential and I’ve tried to speak to him on numerous occasions.

“I feel he is playing first-team football and the last thing I’d want is for him to go down to England and become a development player.

“The best thing for him is to play first team football with Kilmarnock, but there will be interest in him. His agent will be giving him advice, he’ll be getting advice from his mum and dad, and we are trying to advise him as well.

“We are hopeful Greg will make a decision in the next couple of weeks and we hope that decision is to stay at Kilmarnock.”