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KILLIE NEW BOY LAFFERTY MAY FACE GERS

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FORMER Rangers forward Kyle Lafferty has joined Kilmarnock on a free transfer.

The 33-year-old Northern Ireland international could face his old Ibrox mates tomorrow if the deal can be rubber-stamped in time with the Ayrshire club awaiting an international clearance.

Lafferty left Serie B side Reggina last month and an anticipated move to Romanian outfit Sepsi failed to materialise, according to a report in the Scottish Sun.

New Rugby Park boss Tommy Wright, who saw the team lose 1-0 to Motherwell in midweek, snapped up Lafferty until the end of the season and he could face Steven Gerrard’s side at Ibrox where he made 123 appearances across two spells.

The former Burnley attacker has also plied his trade in Switzerland with Sion, Norway with Sarpsborg 08 and Italy with Palermo.

Lafferty is bidding to get regular game time ahead of the national side’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Italy and Bulgaria.

Killie, who parted company with manager Alex Dyer after the recent 3-2 home loss to St Johnstone, urgently need a goal threat after only 26 strikes in 28 games this season.

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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