GREENOCK footballer Adam Frizzell is targeting an August return for Kilmarnock after having surgery on a foot injury last month.

The 21-year-old endured a tough season after starting the campaign well on loan with Queen of the South before picking up a separate injury which limited his game time.

He returned to Kilmarnock for the second half of the season, and while he tried to work his way back into the first team fold, he suffered the foot injury in training during a warm-up.

Frizzell signed a one-year contract shortly after Steve Clarke left the club.

The midfielder revealed his talks with the Scotland boss before he left Rugby Park convinced him to stay in Ayrshire and he is now looking forward to life under new manager Angelo Alessio.

He told the Tele: “I’m just working on my rehab just now. It’s been just over a month, so I’m just trying to get it back to normal, I can’t rush it.

“I did it in training. I was doing my warm-up and I was just jumping over a hurdle and I landed awkwardly.

“It was the story of my season really. I’ve been unlucky really and not getting a good run at things at the moment. But that’s football, these things can happen.

“I’m on for another year.

“It’s a chance to kick on and cement myself in the team and to give myself a platform. I had spoken to Steve Clarke. He was honest with me and said, ‘My midfield is strong – I do like you and rate you though and I wouldn’t see you stuck, so if you wanted to sign on for another year rather than go elsewhere then we can do that. I definitely didn’t want to see you hung out to dry’.

“So I felt it was just best to stay at Killie.”