Killie have Invincible confidence

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Kilmarnock are confident striker Danny Invincible will be fit for the start of the season.

The 28-year-old had feared he had suffered a recurrence of his groin injury, which sidelined him for the second half of last season, in a recent practice match.

However, Kilmarnock manager Jim Jefferies believes the Australian will be fighting fit when his side travel to Celtic for their season opener on 4th August.

The striker is said to have felt a 'twinge' when he took a shot during a recent pre-season game, but Jefferies is not too concerned by the injury.

"We sent Danny for a scan as a precaution, and to clear his mind, but our physio was not too concerned as he felt it was just broken scar tissue from the original injury," Jefferies told the Daily Record.

"The bruising has begun to clear up and Danny is a lot perkier, we're not worried he'll miss the start of the season."

Invincible has also spoken of his delight that he is now back to fitness and has described how much he is looking forward to the new season.

"To have a bad knock was difficult," Invincible told the Daily Record.

"It was weird as it took me a long time to get my head around it, I hated every second of being out.

"But, it gives you a different outlook for the new season.

"I'm absolutely desperate to get out and play now, I was actually looking forward to pre-season running and that's bizarre."

Invincible signed at Rugby Park in July 2003 following a free transfer from Swindon and since that time he has scored 25 goals in 116 Kilmarnock starts.