Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels was pleased for Rory McKenzie after the young striker grabbed his first goal for the club.
The 18-year-old marked his first SPL start by scoring the opening goal in the 3-1 win over Dundee United at Rugby Park.
Having come on as a substitute in two matches so far this season, the teenager was thrilled to start against Peter Houston’s side.
He said: “I wasn't sure what Douglas was doing but I thought he was getting himself into trouble and even after his last touch in front of goal it took me a minute to realise it was an easy chance but I was just delighted to get my first goal for the club.”
Injuries to fellow forwards Paul Heffernan and William Gros have given McKenzie his chance in the top flight.
And after scoring seven goals in 17 matches for Brechin last term, Shiels is proud to see the youngster progress into the first team.
He said: "All football fans connect with young players at a club as there is an affinity with their own kids when they do well. You could hear that from the stands and it is rewarding for a manager.”
However Shiels admits it is too soon to rely on the youngster on a weekly basis, adding: "You can't put a lot of weight on young Rory's shoulders week in week out so I'm still looking for an experienced player to support them but we can't get near the ones I've looked at in terms of finance."