Next Game

Inverness v Kilmarnock

Saturday, 30 August 2014, 15:00

Scots Prem

Rugby Park

Last Game

Kilmarnock 1 - 0 Ayr United

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 19:45

Scot Comm'ties Lge Cup Second Round

Killie manager lauds Boyd

Kilmarnock manager Allan Johnston has welcomed the ambition of Kris Boyd to test himself at a higher level.

Last Updated: 13/02/14 at 17:37 Post Comment

Kris Boyd: Striker ready to move on from Kilmarnock

Kris Boyd: Striker ready to move on from Kilmarnock

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

The 30-year-old this week revealed he was ready to move to a big club in the summer if the opportunity arose.

The former Rangers and Middlesbrough striker, who has scored nine goals in his last 10 games, was linked with moves to Nottingham Forest and Blackpool last month while Coventry are reported to be considering a summer move.

But Johnston admits it would take a 'really, really good offer' for Boyd to consider a move from Kilmarnock as the club have made it clear that they are intent on keeping him next year.

"I'm sure there will be loads of clubs looking at Kris Boyd, the way he has played this season. He has been fantastic for us," Johnston said.

"And he has still got the ambition to play at the highest level. You want that. If players play with hunger, they play better.

"So I'm not disappointed that teams are showing an interest, it just shows how well he has been doing.

"We want to keep our best players. We have already said to Boydy that we want to keep him next year, but time will tell if that happens.

"I think it would take a really, really good offer to a big club for him to move because he is happy here.

"He's a real leader on the park and a big influence in the dressing room as well. I think he is actually getting better as he is getting older, with his movement. And he is still hungry to score goals. He has definitely matured as a player as well."

Killie take on Dundee United on Saturday and Alexei Eremenko could be unleashed behind Boyd after playing 22 minutes against Ross County on February 1 following his return to the club.

"He's worked hard over the last 10 days or so and you can see he's a real talented player," Johnston said.

"It will just be a decision over whether we are going to start him or bring him on from the bench."

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Transfer news: Tottenham strike deal for Montpellier midfielder Benjamin Stambouli

Tottenham have agreed a fee with Montpellier for defensive midfielder Benjamin Stambouli, according to the French club.

Transfer news: Chelsea confirm agreement with AC Milan for two-year Fernando Torres loan

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres will have a medical at AC Milan on Saturday ahead of an agreed two-year loan deal.

Europa League: Roberto Martinez happy Everton start and finish at home

Roberto Martinez is happy with the way the fixtures have worked out for Everton in their tough Europa League draw.

Mail Box

Surely A Spurs Fan Should Remember...

...what happened to the fourth Champions League place the last time an English team won the thing. Plus, who would want to pay £60 to watch the current England team?

Ginger Pirlo? Don't Make Me Laugh...

A Sunderland fan in the mailbox is surprised by Jack Colback's call up to the England squad. Plus, thoughts on Welbeck and Liverpool's Champions League draw...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property