Numbers game for Millar on Killie return

Liam Millar has set his sights high after sealing his loan return to Killie with the vow of helping the team’s attacking talent.

The talented teenager is back for his second loan spell from Liverpool after helping Killie secure their best league finish in 53 years.

His vitally important goal against St Mirren proved vital in the race for Europe last time out and he hopes to make an even bigger impact on his Rugby Park return.

“That was my first professional goal and I’ve never felt a feeling like that in my life,” he said.

“It was like butterflies in my stomach and real emotion. Unbelievable. Imagine your first goal being a last-minute winner. You couldn’t write that script.

“My target is to hit double digits this year. I need to add more goals and assists to my game, more numbers because that’s what takes you further in your career.”

The Canada international will provide crucial support to last season’s leading scorer Eamonn Brophy and the 19-year-old is focused on the task at hand.

He added: “I’m not here to take Brophy’s position but I am here to take some of the pressure off him when it comes to scoring all the goals.

“I’ll be trying to help him either with an assist or by scoring myself. If the pressure isn’t all on him hopefully he’ll be able to relax a bit more and things can start flowing.”

You can watch Liam’s interview in full on Killie TV.