Kilmarnock have confirmed the capture of Brighton defender Vitalijs Maksimenko.

The 23-year-old Latvian international has signed on loan until the end of the season.

Capped nine times for his country, the Seagulls defender has mustered just two appearances for the Sky Bet Championship outfit this season but hopes to make his first club outing since August at Rugby Park when Caley Thistle visit.

Killie posted the following message on their official Twitter account: "We can confirm that 23-year-old Brighton & Hove Albion defender Vitalijs Maksimenko has joined on loan until the end of the season."