A schoolboy who suffers from cerebral palsy has realised his dream of becoming a mascot for his favourite team.

Liam Greenwood walked out onto the pitch at Rugby Park on Saturday after years of being a Kilmarnock FC fan.

The 11-year-old James McFarlane pupil was proud as punch to accompany his favourite players on to the pitch as Killie took on St Johnston.

And his delight was cemented when his team won 2-0 following an exciting 90 minutes.

Mum Claire Greenwood said Liam had an amazing time. She said: “Liam is absolutely football daft so to be the mascot for Kilmarnock is a dream come true. He was so excited.

“It was amazing, the wee man he smiled from ear to ear all day. From the moment he got up he was super excited. He fair enjoyed himself.

“He got to go in two hours before the game, meet the players, kick the ball about the pitch then got to walk out at the start of the game. It was a brilliant day.”

The family recently launched a fundraising drive for Liam’s wee sister Jessica to raise £10,000 to allow them to purchase Eyegazer technology which will give her a voice.

The plucky nine-yearold is terminally-ill and is currently receiving palliative care.

To donate visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/clairegreenwood