Killie remain hopeful Boyd

Kilmarnock manager Allan Johnston says the club will do all they can to keep top scorer Kris Boyd at Rugby Park.

Last Updated: 27/03/14 at 16:24 Post Comment

Kris Boyd: Kilmarnock striker linked with move to Rangers

Kris Boyd: Kilmarnock striker linked with move to Rangers

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Boyd has refused to rule out a return to Rangers after Ibrox manager Ally McCoist admitted he was planning a summer bid.

Johnston has yet to receive a call from McCoist spelling out if he will be offering the out-of-contract 30-year-old a deal but acknowledges Boyd has ambitions to play at the highest level he can.

However, the Killie manager hopes his team can offer the 19-goal frontman a suitable platform to show off his penalty-box talents.

He said: "I don't know what will happen with Kris. He's enjoying his football here. The club will try its best to keep him because he is such a massive player for us.

"It's all just speculation so there's no point talking to him about that. He is focused on the job ahead, which is getting points for Kilmarnock.

"I'm sure it won't just be Rangers who is looking at Boydy with the amount of goals he has scored. But we think he's happy here and will try to keep him for longer.

"I have not heard anything from Rangers. I would imagine they would contact us to tell us if they had been talking to him. But you never know.

"There's a lot to be said for enjoying your football, though. He's a Kilmarnock boy and I know he has loved his time here, so we can only try our best to convince him to stay.

"I know guys like Kris want to play at the highest level for as long as they can. We need to make sure we are challenging up the top end of the table if we want to keep hold of our best players."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

m concerned as I have swore at football matches and whilst watching football on the TV. Am I also in line for an FA charge?

mufc phil
Wilshere charged by FA

I

m a big Rafa fan, but when he substitutes Ronaldo after 60 minutes of his first game, which Real draw 1-1, I don't see the Real fans being patient. He'll be gone before October is out.

the tree
Rafa quiet on Sterling and De Gea

W

hy no blog? that's my summer ruined. Can someone start a petition on change.org please?

myyoot
The New Dawn Gossip

Footer 365

Benitez emotional at Real unveiling

Rafael Benitez refused to discuss Real Madrid's apparent interest in Raheem Sterling and David de Gea at his Bernabeu unveiling on Wednesday.

Rafa Benitez named new coach of Real Madrid

Rafa Benitez has been confirmed as the new coach of Real Madrid on a three-year contract.

Prince Ali targets interim FIFA presidency before an election

Prince Ali of Jordan is investigating if he can be FIFA's interim president before an election, according to Sky sources.

Mail Box

Does Anybody Care About Russia?

Do any of us really care about the decision to give the 2018 World Cup to Russia? We're not sure anybody does. We have mails on Blatter, Rafa and lots more...

Celebrate Good Times, But Hard Work Starts Now

The Mailbox is joyous over the impending departure of Sepp Blatter, but offers a reminder that problems remain. Plus title winners, CL play-offs and Nigel Adkins...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company