Kilmarnock close in on double Nigerian signings

Kilmarnock aim to sign two Nigerian internationals before the 31 March registration deadline.

Central defender Papa Idris and Reuben Gabriel, a midfielder, have been released by Kano Pillars in the Nigerian Premier League.

BBC Scotland has learned the players have work permits and it is now a matter of concluding the registration and contracts.

Kenny Shiels's side are currently eighth in the SPL table.