Kilmarnock sign ex-Real Madrid player Julien Faubert

Kilmarnock's new signing Julien Faubert had a spell on loan with Real Madrid while with West Ham. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS
Kilmarnock's new signing Julien Faubert had a spell on loan with Real Madrid while with West Ham. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS
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Julien Faubert says he will fight to make Lee Clark’s stint as Kilmarnock manager a success
after becoming the Englishman’s first signing. The versatile former Real Madrid and France player has agreed a deal until the end of the season after a successful trial.

Faubert, who knocked back a move to St Johnstone, now wants to repay new Rugby Park boss Clark by helping 
Killie escape the Ladbrokes Premiership play-off zone.

The 32-year-old told STV: “Yes it is special for me [to be Clark’s first recruit], he’s taken a risk on me and when you feel like that as a player then you can break your neck for him on the pitch. You will fight for him because he has taken a risk on you. I want to play football, I’m hungry to play competitive football and that’s why I came here. It’s a good opportunity for me to come back to British football.”

Faubert, who has been without a club since leaving Bordeaux in the summer, could make his debut against Hearts at Tynecastle today if he gets international clearance.

He played over 100 games for West Ham United and had a short spell on loan at Real Madrid in 2009.