BY ALAN TEMPLE – @CCP_Sport
Raith Rovers are running the rule over former Kilmarnock captain Mark Connolly.
The 24-year-old was one of a swathe of players released by the Rugby Park outfit after their Premiership survival was confirmed last month and is now on the hunt for a new club.
He has joined up with ex-Killie boss Gary Locke for pre-season training at Raith this week as he weighs up his options.
Connolly, who was signed by former boss Allan Johnston from Crawley Town in the summer of 2014, quickly emerged as a key figure in the heart of Kilmarnock’s defence, making 39 appearances.
However, he has not played since December after suffering a knee injury and subsequently undergoing surgery to cure a persistent hip complaint. He has, however, recently taken to Twitter to declare himself fighting fit.
Meanwhile, free agent Jordan Moore is also on trial with the Fifers this week.
The inspirational 22-year-old, who has beaten skin cancer on two occasions, is available on a free transfer after recently departing Irish club Limerick.
Moore has also turned out for Dunfermline and Queen’s Park and is keen to seal a deal at Stark’s Park.
Locke has confirmed he remains on the hunt for further reinforcements after adding Chris Johnston, Kevin McHattie and Aaron Lennox to his ranks in recent days.
He said: “We’re working on one or two at the minute, but I don’t like saying too much until we get things done. It is difficult because every player we’re in for the same teams are in for them.
“But we’re trying our best, that’s the message to the supporters. We’re trying our best and we’re not just going to sign anybody. We need to try and sign players we think can improve the squad.
“Myself and Darren [Jackson] are working 24/7 to try and make that happen.”