FOOTBALL: Freddie dreams of foreign shores.
MAYBE Freddie Dindeleux will have a flutter on the Grand National today - but when it comes to football he's certainly not a gambler.
The Kilmarnock skipper is desperate to claim third spot in the SPL to bring his team an automatic UEFA Cup place.
Fourth may also get the coveted entry to Europe - but only if Rangers don't win the title and do lift the Scottish Cup.
That's an awful lot of ifs, buts and maybes.
Killie are three points behind Hearts, having played a game more, and a win over Hibs today would be a major boost to the Rugby Park club.
Dindeleux said: "I don't want to be in the position where we are relying on someone else doing us a favour for Kilmarnock to get into Europe.
"That's a gamble we don't want to make. We would much prefer to finish third and that would be everything sorted.
"The fourth European place could go to the Scottish Cup finalist or winner, depending on who it is.
"Third place has be our aim for the last seven games. We're close to Hearts now and still have to play at Rugby Park, so the chance is there.
"In my time at Kilmarnock, we have been in Europe a couple of seasons and they are great occasions which we want to see back here."
While European football is something to savour, any kind of football will be welcomed at Rugby Park at the moment.
Dindeleux said: "We have gone three weeks without a game and, to be honest, everyone is desperate just to play again. It's been too long.
"We went to Ireland last week and played a couple of friendlies.
"Actually, we have a game next Saturday and then another couple of weeks without a game - but what can you do?"
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|Publication:||Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||Apr 5, 2003|
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