Kilmarnock begin rebuild with Scott Robinson deal

KILMARNOCK manager Gary Locke has started his Rugby Park summer transformation by signing former Hearts midfielder Scott Robinson.

Scott Robinson will be reunited with his old Tynecastle boss. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

The 23-year-old will be reunited with his old Tynecastle boss after penning a three-year deal with the Ayrshire outfit.

Robinson made 115 appearances for the Edinburgh club and was a member of their 2012 Scottish Cup-winning team but found himself surplus to requirements under head coach Robbie Neilson last season, playing just five league game as Hearts clinched the Championship title.

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The midfielder said: “I am delighted to join Kilmarnock Football Club and I am looking forward to working with the manager again. This is a new challenge for me and I am ready for it.”

Scott Robinson will be reunited with his old Tynecastle boss. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Robinson has been tipped for a move to Killie ever since Locke replaced Allan Johnston as boss in February and the Rugby Park manager is delighted to have finally got his man.

Locke added: “I am over the moon to have signed Scott. He is a tenacious player, great on the ball and makes good runs from the midfield.”

Meanwhile, former Hearts left-back Adam Eckersley has said that he will not be joining Hibs after being linked with a move to the Easter Road club. Responding to a question on social media, he stated: “Wish Hibs well! But no I’m not going there”.