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FA Cup hero Alan Power earns move to Scotland's top flight

The midfielder joins the growing Irish contingent at Kilmarnock.

Power with the Killie shirt.
Power with the Killie shirt.
Image: Twitter/OfficialKillie

IRISH MIDFIELDER ALAN Power has been handed a two-year deal at Kilmarnock.

The 29-year-old joins the Scottish Premiership club from Lincoln City, where he helped them earn promotion to League Two as National League champions last season.

Dubliner Alan Power left home to join Nottingham Forest as a teenager but had to drop down a couple of divisions to make a name for himself. After spells with Hartlepool United and Rushden & Diamonds, he signed for Lincoln in 2011.

He grabbed headlines last season during the club’s FA Cup run to the quarter-finals, where they were knocked out by eventual winners Arsenal.

Killie, who finished eighth in the league last season, already have two Irish players on their books in the shape of the club’s current Player of the Year Gary Dicker and Ireland-capped striker Conor Sammon.

“It’s great to be here and to be given the opportunity to play in the Scottish Premiership with Kilmarnock,” Power said.

I’ve heard a lot about the town and the club’s history and I can’t wait to get started. The manager spoke about his visions for this club and it was an easy decision to make”.

Manager Lee McCulloch added: “I watched Lincoln’s fantastic run in the FA Cup, where they defeated some big sides before reaching the quarter-finals. Alan played in all of those games and was the Club captain. He has an aggressive style of play, has a hunger to get better, and has great experience that he can pass on to the younger kids.”

Source: OfficialKilmarnockFC/YouTube

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