CHRIS BURKE has revealed he is ready to pen a new deal with Kilmarnock. 

Burke, 36, has rolled back the years this season by notching six goals and 14 assists for the Rugby Park outfit. 

The former Rangers and Scotland winger is out of contract this summer but is in no hurry to hang up his boots.  

Burke has already held talks with manager Alex Dyer and Killie head of football operations James Fowler with a view to penning an extension, insisting he has relished his three years in Ayrshire. 

He said: “I had a discussion with the manager [Dyer] before the coronavirus hit and furlough and all that. He asked me what I would like to do and told me he would love me to stay on. 

“I’ve had the conversation with James [Fowler] as well. 

“They have shown me that I am still part of their plans for next year and I’ll gladly accept that. I’m sure I will do. I’ve loved every minute I’ve played for Kilmarnock.”

As Burke enjoys an impressive Indian summer, he is more convinced than ever that age is just a number.  

And he reckons he can continue to star at the top level providing he maintains the same work ethic and drive. 

Burke continued: “You have to keep that mentality strong and I’m a firm believer that it doesn’t matter what age you are. 

“More so now, it has been proven that as long as you keep yourself fit, eat the right things and look after your body, then your career can be prolonged for as long as you want.

“I’m not going to lie. There are times when I’m out there and doing five or 10 kilometre runs and I think to myself ‘what am I doing here?’ But there are days when you need to dig deep.” 

Burke has, however, urged Killie to focus on securing the signatures of the club’s talented youngsters before presenting him with a contract. 

He added: “The club has to move forward and look to the more important players coming through, so I’ve just said ‘leave me to last’. The younger ones, the boys who have been on loan, are more important. We need to tie them down. They are the future of the club.”