it's an honour to score for kilmarnock, says liverpool loanee millar

16:30    14 Mar 2019

Liverpool FC loanee Liam Millar says it's an honour to score his first goal in senior football for Scottish Premier League (SPL) club Kilmarnock.

The Canada international opened his Rugby Park account by scoring an 87th-minute winner for Killie in the 1-0 win over St Mirren in Paisley on Monday night.

After coming off the bench, the teenager was in the right place at the right time to connect with Eamonn Brophy's ball across goal.

"I saw Burkey play Brophy down the line and I saw the right wingback was out of position so I just sprinted as fast as I could to get into the box," Millar said on the club website.

"It was a fantastic ball by Brophy to be fair to him and it was a good finish."

Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke praised the youngster's patience during his early weeks with Killie and believes the forward has all the attributes to enjoy a successful career in the game.

Having tipped Millar to play a big part in Killie's conclusion to the campaign, the 19-year-old revealed that the manager's advice had come true as he waited for his big chance.

"He said just keep being patient and your opportunity will come and like tonight when I got the chance in the box then I put the game away," he said.

"It’s an honour for me to score my first goal especially up here at Killie. I’m just looking forward to hopefully scoring many more as the season goes on."

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