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Kilmarnock look to emulate Hearts and Dunfermline as they move towards fan ownership

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Kilmarnock fans are working local businesses and associations  to explore community ownership with the help of Supporters Direct Scotland (SDS).

Fans are currently unhappy with the running of the club by current chairman Michael Johnston, and are pushing to see an end to his tenure. They have held several protests which have included partial boycotts of home games and red card displays.

The Killie Trust and Kilmarnock FC Supporters Association will join with youth and disabled fans' group as well as minority shareholders, the Business Club, and a group of Ayrshire business people called the Kilmarnock Futures Consortium.

Paul Goodwin, the head of SDS, said: "The structure of the Kilmarnock fans group will mirror those adopted by Pars United and The Foundation of Hearts."

"Repre­sen­ta­tiv­es of the various supporters groups will join with representatives from the local community and business world to push their mutual desire to see their club become fan and community owned."

"What we know is that the combined power of all groups with a shared interest can make significant progress towards fans and the community ownership."

"The aim will be to put the Kilmarnock fans in the strongest possible position to respond quickly to the opportunity to buy their club if, and when, it comes around."

Kilmarnock are currently second bottom of the Scottish Premier League, with Hearts, who had a points deduction following their financial troubles, below them.

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