Football: MYSTIFIED; Jeff admits he's no idea what to expect from his old club.
KILMARNOCK boss Jim Jefferies says Hearts' eastern European spending spree has made them the great unknowns.
The two clubs start their season at Rugby Park today with the home side looking much the same as last term.
But it's a different picture at Hearts with new boss George Burley having signed Rudolf Skacel, Edgaras Jankauskas and Roman Bednar on loans.
Jefferies admitted: "It will take time before anybody knows their strengths and weaknesses."
One man he does know is Burley. Jefferies added: "When I was at Falkirk, George lost his first management job at Ayr. He was still playing and we had injury problems so he played a couple of games."
Hearts No.1 Craig Gordon expects Burley to sign another keeper. Young Jamie MacDonald is the only back-up just now.
Gordon said: "I think I'll soon have a fight for the jersey but I'm looking forward to it."
Meanwhile, skipper Gary Locke has played a captain's part in making Killie a team in every sense - right down to fining Rhian Dodds for referring to him as "one of the older players".
Dodds' cash will go into the kitty for the next night out.
"We have a get-together once a month," said Locke. "It helps us as a squad to talk about things other than football."
David Lilley, with a hamstring injury, is Killie's only doubt.
IN DARK: Killie boss Jefferies
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Jul 30, 2005|
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