Rangers FC striker Kris Boyd is setting his sights on another century of goals after registering his 100th for the club in Saturday's Scottish Cup semi-final victory over Saint Mirren FC.
Boyd's 66th-minute strike in the 3-0 win marked his 29th goal of the campaign in all competitions. It also prompted the unfurling of a banner by Rangers supporters – "100 and counting. Boyd = goal machine" – a sign of appreciation for the talismanic forward who reached his landmark after only 112 starts and 146 appearances for the Glasgow club. He moved to Ibrox from Kilmarnock FC in January 2006.
"Obviously I'm delighted, but it's down to my team-mates like Kenny Miller and Steven Davis and the amount of chances they create," said Boyd, who became the first player to hit 100 goals for Rangers since former England international Mark Hateley in 1994. "When I got to 50, I said I wanted to get to 100, but now I've got to 100 I want more."
The 25-year-old would never have achieved his century had a proposed switch to Birmingham City FC gone through in January. A fee had been agreed for a transfer that would have reunited Boyd with manager Alex McLeish, the man who brought him from Kilmarnock, but the deal collapsed over personal terms. As a result, and with Boyd having temporarily withdrawn his services from Scotland's national team, he is focused on scoring the goals to secure Rangers a domestic double.
"When you pull on that jersey, every goal is important," he added, with his side due to face Falkirk FC in the final and a point behind leaders Celtic FC in the Scottish Premier League. "Hopefully, I can get more between now and the end of the season, which will lead us to winning the double. But I am delighted to reach 100 and get to the final. I want to thank the fans for their banner and I always said I wanted to stay here. If I can finish my career at Rangers as well as I have started, then I will be happy."
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