Jefferies wants Brewster
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Kilmarnock boss Jim Jefferies says he is interested in signing Craig Brewster.
Kilmarnock boss Jim Jefferies says he is interested in bringing veteran striker Craig Brewster to Rugby Park.
The former Hearts and Bradford City manager has spoken with Brewster, who turned 40 on Wednesday, about joining Killie in the January transfer window.
Brewster has been out of football following his sacking as Dundee United player-manager back in late October.
Reports in Scotland suggest Brewster is also interesting Scottish Premier League sides St Mirren and Motherwell, but Jefferies is hoping to lure him to his side in the New Year.
"I phoned Craig, but he was going to Australia for a couple of weeks and we agreed to meet up when he gets back," Jefferies told the Daily Record.
"So that's what will happen. It's far too early because I don't know what his thoughts are.
"There is no doubt he's fit enough to play on and he could fill in that gap, which Fernandez's injury has caused us.
"We'll have a chat. It's far too early to say if anything will be done, as I'm sure he'll have other options.
"At the stage in his career, I don't think it'll be about money."
Meanwhile, Kilmarnock striker David Fernandez says he never criticised Celtic defender Gary Caldwell regarding the tackle that ended his season.
Reports in Spain attributed quotes to Fernandez that stated he blamed the Scotland international for his cruciate knee ligament injury two months ago.
"I never even mentioned Caldwell in the article and want to make it clear I have not blamed him," Fernandez said.
"The guy asked me how the injury happened and I told him my leg got stuck between his two legs. That was it.
"I don't think there was anything malicious in the tackle - it was a 50-50."