Deas: fierce competition for places already paying off

Robbie Deas believes that fierce competition for places in defence is already paying dividends for the club, admitting that the environment is helping him to thrive on the big stage.

The 23-year-old defender commented: “You look at the experience I’m around and the club I’m playing at now, you need to thrive on these sort of things. Playing at Kilmarnock is huge and to do it on the big stage is something I’ve always wanted.

“You can’t ask for much more than to have three clean sheets against the teams we’ve just played. It shows what we’re capable of and I think we now need to believe that we can go on and do great things this year.

“All of us work hard every day and want to better each other. We do a lot of work on shape and defending. We’ve got the experience of Stuart Findlay, and Lewis Mayo who done brilliantly last year. Joe Wright is back fit and with Jack Sanders we have a good strong team. We all want to do well, and we all want each other to do well which is massive. I think the competition helps to push each other on.”

You can listen to the full press conference – HERE. 

Robbie is pictured in the club’s Killie Waterways inspired trainingwear. You can read more about the design – HERE.