Kilmarnock star Kyle Vassell signs new two-year deal at club

The 30-year-old joined Kilmarnock from San Diego Loyal in January and will remain at the club until 2025.

Kilmarnock player Kyle Vassell signs new deal to remain at club until 2025 Jeff Holmes

Kilmarnock player Kyle Vassell has signed a new two year deal at the Ayrshire club.

The 30-year-old, who signed for the relegation threatened side in January, has penned a new deal keeping him at Rugby Park until June 2025.

He has played in nine Premiership matches this year, including the 4-1 defeat to Celtic on Sunday that leaves Derek McInnes’ side in the playoff zone.

The new deal was announced on Wednesday.

Vassell, who scored his first Killie goal in the Scottish Cup victory over United at Tannadice earlier this year, said he “feels at home” at Rugby Park.

He said: “It’s well documented that I’ve represented a number of clubs, but there’s something about Kilmarnock that instantly made the place feel like home. The passion of supporters and intensity of the league is exactly what I was searching for at this stage of my career.

“The opportunity to continue working under the manager would have been enough to sign an extension alone, so it’s one of the easiest decisions I’ve had to make. Support from the boss, coaching staff and fans has been incredible since I joined the club and I’m determined to repay every one of them for the faith that they have shown in me.”

Kilmarnock currently sit in 11th place, a point ahead of Ross County in 12th, and behind tenth-placed Dundee United on goal-difference.

They play St Mirren this coming weekend in the final game before the league splits in to two.