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Vernon: Killie test tough

22 July 2014

Striker knows all about the Scottish side

Scott Vernon knows Kilmarnock will provide Shrewsbury Town with another tough pre-season test on Saturday.

The striker, who has netted three times in Town's last two matches against West Bromwich Albion and Watford, faced Kilmarnock regularly during his four years with Aberdeen in the Scottish Premier League.

"They are a good team," said Vernon.

"In my four years up there they were always a good passing team. They've always played in what I feel is the right way.

"They move the ball around sharp so it will be a good game for us. It won't be that dissimilar to playing West Brom and Watford.

"I'm sure the game will be that sort of theme and we're looking forward to it as it will be a good test for us.

"It's very hard to compare the standard so it will be interesting, but they're a good team and they've got a good manager who will be trying to implement his ideas."

Scott added he was looking forward to catching up with Northern Ireland international Josh Magennis, until recently a team mate at Aberdeen, following his recent move to Kilmarnock.

Scott said: "He's a good lad and I'm happy for him that he's got a three-year deal there.

"He's been working hard this summer and he was one of mates up there so I'll take time to have a chat with him.

"I'm sure he'll play and I'm sure he'll do all right but hopefully not as well as us!"

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