First team squad update following 2023/24 season

Kilmarnock Football Club wish to share a first-team squad update following the conclusion of the 2023/24 campaign.

Derek McInnes held individual discussions with the squad prior to the post-season break.

Jack Sanders will depart the club, along with Kerr McInroy following their Championship loan spells.

Steven Warnock will also leave Rugby Park after a prolonged spell, as will Aaron Quigg.

Six first-team players have now returned to their parent clubs following completion of loan spells.

The club would like to thank each of the departing squad members for the role they have played and wish them the best of luck for the future.


Departing upon completion of their contract: Jack Sanders, Kerr McInroy, Aaron Quigg, Steven Warnock.

Returning to parent clubs: Will Dennis, Corrie Ndaba, Stuart Findlay, Tom Davies, James Balagizi, Kevin Van Veen.

Still in discussion with the club: Liam Polworth, Marley Watkins, Gary Mackay-Steven, Greg Stewart, Innes Cameron, Kieran O’Hara.

Remaining under contract: Aidan Glavin, Ethan Brown, Ethan Mersey, Ben Brannan, Lewis Mayo, Joe Wright, Robbie Deas, Liam Donnelly, Rory McKenzie, David Watson, Brad Lyons, Kyle Magennis, Danny Armstrong, Fraser Murray, Matty Kennedy, Kian Leslie, Aaron Brown, Kyle Vassell, Bobby Wales.


Derek McInnes: “It’s that time of the year where you’re trying to free up some space in the squad, on reflection there’s lads that have left that have been here a long time.

“We wish them well in the future and thank them for everything they’ve done at this club.

“Kerr and Jack were out on loan and managed to get games under their belt and will benefit from that when they go to their next clubs.

“Young Aaron Quigg has done well, but he’s just a victim of not having an out and out reserve league, he went months at a time without playing games, he had a loan at Albion Rovers so now we’re hoping he can go and play regular, settled football.

“Steven Warnock is a sore one for us, it was difficult to do, we tried to get him good loans last season but there wasn’t enough interest which was a surprise to myself and my staff.

“He’s a brilliant boy, he’s been at the club a long time, he’s one that we’ve worked hard to try and find his next step for him, unfortunately for us and him it’s not going to be at Kilmarnock.

“He is someone that we intend to stay in contact with and continue to help him, hopefully he goes and showcases the talent that he has at his next club.”