Kilmarnock's Kenny Shiels ready for Rory Fallon threat

Aberdeen striker Rory Fallon
Fallon has joined Aberdeen after leaving Yeovil Town

Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels believes he is well prepared to plan for Rory Fallon's threat should the striker be given his Aberdeen debut.

The New Zealand striker, who was previously with Yeovil Town, signed for the Dons this week.

"I know him from the Championship in England," Shiels told BBC Scotland.

"He's a big strong target man. He'll hold it in. He'll get the support players linked."

Craig Brown has yet to decide whether Fallon's match sharpness is sufficient for the former Plymouth striker to make his home debut from kick-off.

But the 29-year-old is likely to be introduced at some stage as the Dons manager searches for a solution to their problems in front of goal.

"If they hit him early, they're going to get support players in and around that," explained Shiels.

"Certainly, he will not so much be a threat from the first phase, but when the play develops and they get in behind then he can threaten us."

Shiels is coming face to face on Saturday with the man he describes as the best organiser of a football team.

"I don't think there's anybody better organising football teams than Craig Brown," said the Kilmarnock boss.

"I watched them last Sunday, it was a poor game of football, but they made a huge contribution from an organisational perspective.

"Their organisation and understanding of what their job description is - they're big things in football and Craig has that off pat.

"Everybody knew what they had to do. They restrict your space.

"They attack with velocity by getting people forward, with Foster on one side, and Fyvie was getting himself forward to support their attacks and they've added Rory Fallon to it now.

"So I'm sure it's going to be a very difficult game for us."

Mohamadu Sissoko's fitness is improving, but Shiels is expected to delay the Udinese defender's first appearance since signing a new loan deal until Tuesday against Queen of the South in the Scottish Communities League Cup.

Killie have a doubt over defender Danny Buijs, who is still struggling with a hamstring problem.

David Di Silva will train next week and he may be fit to return to action either against Rangers on 27 September or St Johnstone on 1 October.

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