Kilmarnock defender Jeroen Tesselaar says the style of play implemented by manager Kenny Shiels was a key factor in his decision to join the club.
The Dutchman signed a two-year deal with the Rugby Park outfit last month after turning down a new deal to stay with St Mirren.
Tesselaar says he has no regrets about staying in Scotland and says Shiels' football philosophy has made it easy to settle in at club.
He told the Daily Record: “I thought Killie was definitely the right move for me.
“I really enjoyed St Mirren especially the way we played the game, and Killie play with the same style. It’s the Dutch style so that suits me.”
SFL clubs decided a Rangers newco should play in Division Three this season, and the 23-year-old believes their absence gives SPL sides the chance to play in Europe.
He added: “With Rangers not in the league any more that gives opportunities to other clubs.
“Although Rangers aren’t in the SPL I didn’t have any doubts about staying on in Scotland because I’ve really enjoyed my time here.
“It’s a good place to play and I enjoy it here. And with Rangers out of the SPL other clubs, such as Kilmarnock, now have a great opportunity to do well.”
The Ayrshire side face Livingston in a pre-season friendly on Saturday and Tesselaar has been pleased with how preparations for the new season are going.
He added: “From training with the players the level of our squad is very good and we can have a good season.
“I hope we can achieve a place in the top six and maybe European football.”
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