Kilmarnock close in on double Nigerian signings

By John BarnesBBC Scotland
Papa Idris

Kilmarnock aim to sign two Nigerian internationals before the 31 March registration deadline.

Central defender Papa Idris and Reuben Gabriel, a midfielder, have been released by Kano Pillars in the Nigerian Premier League.

BBC Scotland has learned the players have work permits and it is now a matter of concluding the registration and contracts.

Kenny Shiels's side are currently eighth in the SPL table.