Danny Armstrong Kilmarnock contract latest as Ipswich deal for Corrie Ndaba 'can be done'

Kilmarnock star Danny Armstrong is out of contract next summer
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Derek McInnes has revealed talks are ongoing with Danny Armstrong over a new Kilmarnock contract.

Boss McInnes has been working hard to tie down his top stars on long-term deals after years of summer overhauls at Rugby Park. Armstrong has emerged as one of the best attackers in the Scottish Premiership and McInnes hopes to persuade the 26-year-old to pledge his future to the club.

He told Killie TV: "It's ongoing. What we have been better at recently is to secure players longer term and get a wee bit more stability, more security and certainty about things. Year in, year out, making wholesale changes isn't a good thing for a club. On the back of last season, we wanted to try to retain the core of what we had.

"So even boys who are into their last year, we are constantly trying to look at getting these boys tied down. Danny is a case in point. We've been trying for the last six or seven months to get an agreement where he can sign a bit longer. The reality is it is going to be difficult to do that but these things are ongoing.

"You are trying to keep good players within the club as well as trying to attract good players from outwith. It's a constant battle but while the players are with us, like Danny, he's got a lot to offer and we don't want to just let people walk out of the door cheap. He's such a key player for us. We've got Europe to look forward to but we see the importance of trying to get that longer-term stability for our players."

Meanwhile McInnes is confident a deal can be struck with Ipswich Town for the return of defender Corrie Ndaba. He said: "We would like Corrie. I've spoken to him two or three times during the summer and again last week. We are a couple of defenders short so if we have to move on, then we will. But we would like Corrie and I think a deal can be done with Ipswich."