Jefferies eyes double deal

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Kilmarnock will attempt to ease the pressure on a congested treatment room by bringing in Queen of South's Willie Gibson, while a move for Celtic's Rocco Quinn has also been mooted.

Gibson impressed Kilmarnock boss Jim Jefferies in a recent trial spell at Rugby Park, with the SPL club now to try to negotiate a deal with their Queen of South counterparts.

Jefferies is also keen on striking a loan deal for 20-year-old midfielder Quinn, who is on the periphery of Gordon Strachan's first team at Celtic Park.

Eager to get Quinn and Gibson in before Saturday's game with Dundee United, Jefferies will try and conclude both deals in the next few days.

"I will be speaking to their (Queen of South) manager Ian McCall over the next few days about Gibson, who did well when he trained with us for a week earlier in the season," Jefferies told the Daily Record.

"I am also speaking to Gordon Strachan about Quinn but as yet nothing has been decided.

"It's no secret we've been hit by injuries and could do with bolstering the squad so hopefully we can get something done over the next couple of days."

While the signing of either player would help Jefferies in the short term, his ranks are to be further depleted, to the tune of three months, when Danny Invincible goes under the knife to cure a hernia problem known as Gilmore's Groin.