2015–16 Kilmarnock F.C. season

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Kilmarnock
2015–16 season
Chairman Jim Mann
Manager Gary Locke
(until 31 January 2016)
Lee McCulloch
(caretaker from 31 January)
Lee Clark
(from 15 February)
Stadium Rugby Park
Premiership 11th
League Cup Third Round
Scottish Cup Fifth Round
Highest home attendance 13,179 vs Rangers
Scottish Cup
16 February 2016
Lowest home attendance 1,484 vs Berwick Rangers
Scottish League Cup
25 August 2015
Average home league attendance 4,344
Home colours
Away colours

The 2015–16 season was Kilmarnock's third season in the Scottish Premiership and their 23rd consecutive appearance in the top flight of Scottish football. Kilmarnock also competed in the League Cup where they were knocked out in the third round after losing 3-2 to Hearts and the Scottish Cup where they were beaten 2-1 by Rangers in a Fifth Round replay. Kilmarnock rounded off the season by beating Falkirk 4-1 on aggregate in the Premiership play-off final to secure top flight status for the 2016–17 season

Results & fixtures[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Postponed

Scottish Premiership[edit]

Relegation Play Off[edit]

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Scottish Cup[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

During the 2015–16 season, Kilmarnock have used thirty-one different players in competitive games. The table below shows the number of appearances and goals scored by each player.

Appearances[edit]

As of 24 May 2016[1][2][3]
No. Pos Nat Player Total Premiership League Cup Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Scotland Mark Ridgers 1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
2 DF Scotland Ross Barbour 2 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
3 DF Scotland Steven Smith 27 2 21+1 2 1+1 0 3+0 0
4 MF Scotland Jamie Hamill 18 0 14+2 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
4 DF England Miles Addison 8 1 8+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0
5 DF Scotland Stuart Findlay 27 0 21+1 0 2+0 0 2+1 0
6 DF Republic of Ireland Mark Connolly 10 2 10+0 2 0+0 0 0+0 0
7 FW Scotland Rory McKenzie 34 3 24+6 1 1+0 1 3+0 1
8 MF Scotland Scott Robinson 13 0 6+6 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
8 MF England Alex Henshall 2 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
9 FW Scotland Kris Boyd 33 7 17+14 6 1+1 1 0+0 0
10 FW Scotland Chris Johnston 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
11 MF England Kallum Higginbotham 31 6 23+4 5 1+1 1 0+2 0
12 DF England Daryl Westlake 8 0 7+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
13 GK Northern Ireland Conor Brennan 3 0 1+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
14 DF Scotland Mark O'Hara 34 0 24+7 0 2+0 0 0+1 0
15 MF Scotland Lee McCulloch 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
16 MF England Tope Obadeyi 36 3 17+15 3 1+1 0 2+0 0
17 MF Scotland Aaron Splaine 8 0 1+6 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
18 DF Scotland Lee Ashcroft 21 0 16+1 0 2+0 0 1+1 0
19 MF Scotland Craig Slater 33 4 25+3 2 2+0 1 3+0 1
20 FW Scotland Dale Carrick 11 0 1+10 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
21 GK Scotland Jamie MacDonald 43 0 39+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 0
22 DF Scotland Kevin McHattie 21 1 18+2 1 0+0 0 1+0 0
23 FW Scotland Greg Kiltie 42 8 32+5 8 2+0 0 3+0 0
24 DF Scotland David Syme 6 0 4+1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
26 DF England Conrad Balatoni 34 3 30+0 3 1+0 0 3+0 0
27 DF Northern Ireland Lee Hodson 17 0 15+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
28 FW Northern Ireland Josh Magennis 39 12 33+2 10 1+0 2 3+0 0
29 MF Republic of Ireland Gary Dicker 16 0 14+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
32 MF Scotland Greg Taylor 2 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
33 DF Scotland Dean Hawkshaw 1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
36 MF France Julien Faubert 9 0 7+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
37 FW Scotland Scott McLean 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
39 MF Scotland Adam Frizzell 12 0 6+4 0 0+0 0 1+1 0
42 DF Scotland Lewis Clark 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Note 1: League appearances and goals include play-off matches against Falkirk
Note 2: Appearance statistics from Soccerbase.com don't include the match on May 19 against Falkirk

Disciplinary record[edit]

As of 6 February 2016 (UTC)
Position Nation Number Name Premiership League Cup Scottish Cup Total
Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card
3 Scotland DF Steven Smith 7 0 1 0 1 0 9 0
4 Scotland MF Jamie Hamill 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
5 Scotland DF Stuart Findlay 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
6 Republic of Ireland DF Mark Connolly 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
7 Scotland FW Rory McKenzie 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
9 Scotland FW Kris Boyd 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
11 England MF Kallum Higginbotham 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
12 England DF Darryl Westlake 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
14 Scotland DF Mark O'Hara 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
16 England MF Tope Obadeyi 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
17 Scotland MF Aaron Splaine 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
18 Scotland DF Lee Ashcroft 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
19 Scotland MF Craig Slater 2 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
22 Scotland DF Kevin McHattie 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
23 Scotland FW Greg Kiltie 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
24 Scotland DF David Syme 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
26 England DF Conrad Balatoni 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
28 Northern Ireland FW Josh Magennis 6 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Total 58 2 3 0 2 1 65 3

Club statistics[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation[a]
8 Dundee 38 11 15 12 53 57 −4 48
9 Partick Thistle 38 12 10 16 41 50 −9 46
10 Hamilton Academical 38 11 10 17 42 63 −21 43
11 Kilmarnock (O) 38 9 9 20 41 64 −23 36 Qualification for the Premiership play-off final
12 Dundee United[b] (R) 38 8 7 23 45 70 −25 28 Relegation to the Scottish Championship
Source: Scottish Premiership, Soccerway (first phase), Soccerway (second phase)
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Play-off (only if deciding champion, UEFA competitions qualification and second stage group allocation).[5]
(O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Teams play each other three times (33 matches), before the league is split into two groups (the top six and the bottom six).
  2. ^ Dundee United were deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player in their win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle on 6 May 2016.[4]

Division summary[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground H A H A H A A H H A H A H A A H H A H A A H H A H A H A H A H A H A A H A H
Result L L D D L L W W L D W W L L D L D L L W L D W L L W D L L L L D W L W L D L
Position 12 12 12 12 12 12 10 8 10 10 9 8 8 9 9 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
Last updated: 6 February 2016.
Source: [6]

Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Management statistics[edit]

Last updated on 6 February 2016
Name From To P W D L Win%[nb 1]
Gary Locke[7] 1 August 2015 31 January 2016 28 8 6 14 028.57
Lee McCulloch[8] 31 January 2016 15 February 2016 3 1 1 1 033.33
Lee Clark[9] 15 February 2016 Present 14 3 3 8 021.43
  • Although Lee Clark was appointed Kilmarnock manager on 15 February 2016, Lee McCulloch took charge of the team for Scottish Cup fixture against Rangers on 16 February 2016.

Transfers[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Win% is the percentage of matches won rounded to two decimal places.

References[edit]

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