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Last Updated: Wednesday, 31 December, 2003, 12:36 GMT
Killie offer Canero bumper deal
Peter Canero celebrates for Kilmarnock
Peter Canero is seen as important player by Kilmarnock
Kilmarnock general manager Dave MacKinnon insists that the club will respect whatever decision Peter Canero makes over his future even if he rejects a 60% pay rise.

The Scotland Under-21 international has been offered a a new three-year contract, which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2007.

"We have given him a written offer for a three-year extension to 2007 and, given the current circumstances at the club and in Scottish football, it is a very generous offer," said MacKinnon.

The 22-year-old Canero is currently mulling over the new deal with agent Raymond Sparkes.

"Hopefully, we will hear something over the next couple of weeks," said MacKinnon.

"All the club can do is make an offer and then it is entirely up to the player.

"It is up to him whether he decides to take up the offer or not.

"We have not given him a deadline to decide. We are speaking to Peter and his agent on a regular basis.

"We would like to have him as a player for the future, but we will respect whatever decision he makes."

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