Dutch midfielder Danny Buijs joins Kilmarnock

By Liam McLeodBBC Scotland
Kilmarnock midfielder Danny Buijs
Buijs will bring experience to the Kilmarnock team

Kilmarnock have signed former Feyenoord and Den Haag midfielder Danny Buijs on a one-year deal.

The 29-year-old becomes the Ayrshire club's sixth summer signing as manager Kenny Shiels prepares for his first full season in charge at Rugby Park.

Beginning his career at Feyenoord, Buijs spent three years on loan at Excelsior before joining Groningen.

After a return to Feyenoord, the Dutchman joined Den Haag and was linked with Derby before signing on at Killie.

Killie boss Shiels was delighted to have secured another new addition before the squad head to Belfast on their pre-season trip.

"He's got great attributes to bring to the table, he's strong, committed and is a hard worker for the team," he told BBC Scotland.

"He was captain of ADO Den Haag who have just qualified for the Europa League from the Eredivisie in Holland and had three years at Feynoord.

"We're really glad to get him on board and it's testament to how well we've done that players of that calibre are attracted to come to Kilmarnock Football Club."

Buijs claims former Feyenoord team-mates and Old Firm players Pierre van Hooijdonk, Giovanni van Bronckhorst and Michael Mols sold him on a move to Scotland.

"They were very positive about Scotland and this summer I had the opportunity to come here with Kilmarnock and had two options in England," he said.

"And three weeks ago I was invited by Kilmarnock which was a great meeting and that's the reason I made my choice.

"I hope everyone at the club is positive about me and that we as a team can play in the top six.

"The guys who told me about Scottish Football are not only positive about the actual football but also about the people and living here which is important as I come here with my family."