An Offer Killie Could Not Refuse

16 January 2013 01:13
Books have to be balanced and players will always be sold to ease the financial pressures.

Kilmarnock appear to be about to lose another player with the news that the club have accepted a bid from Bradford City for the services of  Michael Nelson. Last week saw Liam Kelly heading off to join Bristol City and Nelson is now discussing a reported £50,000 transfer to League Two side Bradford. Manager Kenny Shiels is disappointed to be losing Nelson, who joined Kilmarnock 12 months ago, but acknowledged the club have little choice but to accept an offer. Shiels said: "Kilmarnock have accepted a bid from Bradford and I assume Michael will be a City player soon enough. Michael will be a massive loss for Kilmarnock. If you look at 2012 then Kelly and Nelson were two of our best players. They were integral and a huge part of the success story of Kilmarnock in 2012. It is important that we look after the finances of the club as they were not players that I wanted to lose. We can't look a gift horse in the mouth and we have to look to the future. The money that we have got in for Liam and Michael is not a lot. Kilmarnock are a club that is massively in debt in Scottish terms. The debt we are in supersedes the size of the club and I'm really sad to lose both of those players."

Source: ScottishFitba