Midfielder keen to make most of 'clean slate'
Kilmarnock midfielder Iain Flannigan is hoping that the new manager will give him a chance to earn a new deal at the club.
The 22-year-old is out of contract in the summer and is desperate to be given the opportunity to show that he is worth an extended stay at Rugby Park.
Flannigan did make his first SPL start of the season in the 1-0 defeat at Motherwell last Saturday but admits that time is running out for him to impress Jimmy Calderwood.
"My contract is up at the end of season, so it is a big few months for me," Flannigan said.
"I've been out of the team and it's frustrating when you're not playing. I just want to be out there . It's not enjoyable when you're in the stands, especially when the team is doing well, because you don't feel part of it.
"So it's a vital time for me and I just need to knuckle down, work hard and see what happens.
"The gaffer has shown with Liam Kelly that if you come in and do well you'll keep your place in the team and that's a good incentive for me.
"With the new manager in place it's a new start for everyone.
"I'll just go out there, try to impress him and hopefully stay in the team."