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Kilmarnock striker Kevin Kyle unsettled by uncertainty

Kilmarnock striker Kevin Kyle celebrates scoring against St Johnstone
Kyle scored his ninth goal of the season to clinch victory over St Johnstone

Kilmarnock striker Kevin Kyle admits he is finding the uncertainty over his future unsettling.

The 28-year-old, who scored the winner in Saturday's win over St Johnstone, is out of contract in the summer.

"It does get to you because I've never been in this situation where my contract's going to expire and nobody's really offered anything," he said.

"I thought Kilmarnock would have come in and done that. They talked about it, but nothing's actually quite happened."

Kyle has scored 22 goals since joining the Ayrshire club in January 2009.

"As soon as the last game of the season finishes, that's my contract finished with," the Scotland cap told BBC Scotland.

"I'm not going to get wages in May and June, so it's quite unsettling to think like that. Nobody really goes and buys somebody straight after the season finishes, it's usually June and July when the transfer market gets busy again so it's an unsettling thing.

"But I've got to keep trying to put in good performances and hopefully something will happen with Kilmarnock maybe offering me a good deal to stay on or somebody else might take me.

"I'll not be short, but until something's actually signed and done, it is a bit unsettling."

The former Sunderland forward has been carrying an injury of late, but he is keen to fight the pain to aid Killie's cause between now and the end of the season.

"With not training everyday and just getting through games, it's not an ideal situation; It's quite uncomfortable," he said.

"It might be a hernia, it might be a stress fracture, it might be an adductor muscle in my pelvic area. I was down seeing a guy on Thursday and he said I've to go and get an MRI scan, so I'll do that on Monday or Tuesday.

"It's something that I'll probably be able to manage until the end of the season and get it fixed then, but it's not ideal by any stretch of the imagination.

"But, at the end of the day, I'll do anything to try and get three points for Kilmarnock. If it means fighting through a wee bit of pain then that's what will have to be done."

Killie manager Jimmy Calderwood admitted his side had been fortunate to beat Saints 3-2 at Rugby Park.

"I was very disappointed with our performance," Calderwood said.

"But, all credit to them, against a good St Johnstone team they've come back and won the game, so I can't be too hard on them.

"I thought St Johnstone played really well and it's a sore one for them because I don't think they deserved to lose the game.

"We got the breaks. We're on a run at the moment and we seem to be getting the luck.

"It was a very important result. It puts us above St Johnstone and it gives us a bit of breathing space behind us."

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Kilmarnock 3-2 St Johnstone
13 Feb 10 |  Scottish Premier

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