Dom’s debut ends in defeat
It was a disappointing debut for Cambuslang lad Dom Thomas after his first appearance in a Kilmarnock shirt ended in a defeat in the Ayrshire derby.
The 21-year-old old made the switch from fellow Premiership side Motherwell last week.
Dom, who was allowed to leave Fir Park despite having a year left on his deal, came on as a substitute in the 1-0 loss to rivals Ayr United in the opening game of the Betfred Cup group stage.
Speaking before the match, Dom was pleased to be joining up with former Rangers man Lee McCulloch who has made a number of signings ahead of his first season as Killie boss.
He said:“As soon as I heard that Kilmarnock were interested my mind was set on going there. Obviously Lee McCulloch is well known in the Scottish game and well respected so when somebody like him wants you, you don’t get a chance to knock that back.
“It’s great to be here. It’s a massive club with a great fan base and it’s just really good to be part of this.”
Killie won the race ahead of Dundee United, Falkirk and Queen of the South, who all hoped to get Dom on loan, to get the Westburn resident’s signature.
Dom spent half of last season out on loan at The Doonhamers and made over 50 appearances for Motherwell before joining the Rugby Park side.
And the forward, who recently launched his own soccer school in Rutherglen, hopes the supporters will take to his attacking threat.
“I hope the fans and players will like my style of play,”he said.“I’m very direct and I like to get at players and put a show on for the fans.”
Debut Dom Thomas