Mayo: ‘Not Looked Back Since Being Sold On Killie Dream’

Lewis Mayo insists that he hasn’t looked back since making the “mature” decision to move to Ayrshire in the summer, after being sold on the club’s ambitions.

Speaking to press on Wednesday, the 23-year-old said: “Personally, I think I’m in a good place right now. It was good for me to get a break over the summer and come back fresh for pre-season, as I didn’t get that last year.

“The club has put a lot of faith in me, with them taking me back permanently after being on loan. I feel the benefit of playing regularly and I think that I learn from that as well.

“For me, it has been very positive so far. Since coming back here, I’ve not looked back. I feel that this season I’ve been building on last season: I’m enjoying playing regularly and feel really settled here.

“I enjoyed playing under the manager last season and knew exactly what he was all about. I feel I got a lot out of last season myself and I wanted to build on that.

“It was exciting to come back to Kilmarnock and be part of a club that’s looking to improve themselves. You can see that the last couple of seasons, the team is improving every year. As a team we want to be climbing the table, being as positive as we can and looking for a top six or European spot at the end of the season. That’s our real ambition.

“Personally, and in the long-term, I’ve played for the Scotland youth set-ups: I would love to work towards getting a call-up, that would mean everything to me. That’s something I’ve got to be patient with and keep working away at.”

You can listen to the full interview – HERE.