No Hay Making In Sunshine
All good things have to come to an end but it is still hard to take.
Garry Hay was looking forward to extending his 18-year association with Kilmarnock in a new capacity of player-coach but it is not to be. He was offered the post by Kenny Shiels but that was before the manager was sacked and his assistant Jimmy Nicholl opted to take the option of a job at Hibs due to the uncertainty at Rugby Park. Hay has since been told that will not be offered even a playing contract when his current deal expires at the end of June. Hay signed for Kilmarnock in 1995 and made his debut against Rangers on the opening day of the 1999-2000 season and had his testimonial three years ago.Hay said: "I had met Michael Johnston when the season finished but nothing had been decided. Then I spoke to him again and he told me that there was nothing there for me. I automatically checked the list to see who Killie got on the opening day, saw it was Aberdeen away - and then realised that I wouldn't be involved. That's bad enough but I really don't know how I'm going to be able to tell my son that his daddy won't be playing for Kilmarnock again. Blake is five and he supports the club because it's in his blood, the same way it was in mine."
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