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Focus On Killie
Published : 07 May 2011 11:04:11
Mehdi Taouil is committed to delivering for his current paymasters Mehdi Taouil is not about to disrespect Kilmarnock by not giving his all in what may be his last three games for the club. The midfielder looks set to quit the club in the summer after failing to agree a new contract to stay at Rugby Park and has been holding talks with, among others, Hearts. Taouil claims he has yet to make a decision about where he will be playing next season, but insists Killie are his only concern right now as he bids to at least make the bench against Celtic on Sunday after recovering from a hamstring injury. He said: "There are still games to play so I have to be focused on Kilmarnock. We are not playing for anything in particular but we are playing Celtic this Sunday and Rangers next Sunday so they are very big games. I don't know what I'll do next season or whether these will be my last games or not, but I will try to enjoy them. There is nothing definite until the day you sign somewhere. At the moment, there is nothing certain. I think it's quite disrespectful to your club if you say you are going there or there. You are allowed to talk to other teams when you are six months away from the end of your contract so I have been talking to a few people. But it's not nice for your team to say you are going there or there. I don't know right now what I'm going to do." Having worked with Hearts manager Jim Jefferies and his assistant Billy Brown in the past, Taouil knows how they operate which may make the difference in whether he signs for the Tynecastle club or not. Taouil went on: "We have been talking to Hearts, it's a good club and I know the manager there. I really enjoyed working with them in the past. When there is a good relationship between you and them, that can play a part and that's normal. Billy and Jim were really nice to me from the first day I was in the country. But there is nothing definite yet. I cannot say right now I will be going there." On his fitness ahead of Celtic's, Taouil said: "I'm feeling better. I started training with the team last Friday and I was on the bench on Saturday, which I didn't expect. I've trained this week but haven't played for a long time so I think I could be on the bench again. I'm feeling better every day in training. I'm happy to be back training again. There is nothing worse for a football player than being injured."