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Boyd chasing goals landmark

Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd hopes to become the leading goal scorer in Scottish top-flight football on Saturday since the formation of the SPL.

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Kris Boyd: Kilmarnock striker is one goal away from a league record

Kris Boyd: Kilmarnock striker is one goal away from a league record

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Boyd is looking to hit the net for the 175th time in Killie's Scottish Premiership clash with Dundee United at Rugby Park.

The 30-year-old equalled former Celtic striker Henrik Larsson's record of 174 league goals when he scored in Kilmarnock's 2-1 victory over Ross County last weekend.

Boyd has taken almost 100 games more to reach the milestone set by the Swede, who made 221 SPL appearances for Celtic before going on to play for Barcelona and Manchester United, but the ex-Rangers player is thrilled to have the opportunity to overtake a legend of the Scottish game.

"I'm not going to sit here and say 'Kris Boyd's as good as Henrik Larsson' because I know I'm nowhere near that," Boyd said.

"The things that he's achieved in the game and the things he went on to do after Celtic and even during Celtic and even before that even at international level, to have scored the same amount of goals in the league, I'm delighted about that but I'm hungry, I want more. "

As well as eulogising about Larsson's ability, Boyd had plenty of praise for his former Rangers and Scotland strike-partner Kenny Miller.

Boyd added: "Kenny Miller, we struck up a good understanding with each other at club level and at international level, we scored umpteen amount of goals.

"Kenny done the other side of the game which enabled me to get into the box and score the amount of goals I did.

"So I think Kenny would probably be the best partner I've played with."

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