FORMER Real Madrid player Julien Faubert has thanked Lee Clark for taking a risk by signing him for Kilmarnock and promised he would "break his neck" for the troubled Ayrshire club.

The 32-year-old midfielder agreed a deal until the end of this season having also spent time at St Johnstone on trial.

Faubert, whose last club was Bordeaux, only played two games for Real Madrid in 2009 and has become the third player to have represented the Spanish giants and then subsequently end up in Scotland.

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"It is special for me (to be Clark's first signing), he’s taken a risk on me and when you feel like that as a player then you can break your neck for him on the pitch. You will fight for him because he has taken a risk on you," said Faubert to STV.

"I will play for the manager, team and chairman because they have given me a contract and I appreciate that because it hasn’t been easy since last summer and I want to give them something back.

"I want to play football, I'm hungry to play competitive football and that’s why I came here. It’s a good opportunity for me to come back to British football. "I'm sure I can do my best for the team and enjoy my football.

"It’s a new league for me. I've experienced the Spanish, English, French and Turkish leagues and I’m happy to be here. Some changes can help the team, a new manager and players can give the team a new feeling."

Faubert is hopeful of being being available for Saturday's game at Hearts - if his international clearance comes through in time,

And Clark was delighted to get in a player of such experience as Kilmarnock prepare for another relegation battle.

"We got a phone call towards the end of last weekend to say would we be interested in having a look at Julien and obviously his pedigree is fantastic," said the former Newcastle United player.

"There was a lift when the boys saw him on Monday, you could feel that buzz in the dressing room. Players will be able to learn from him as well."