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Gareth Bale not the only threat for Boyd & Scotland

Boyd believes Wales have several threats. (©GettyImages)
Boyd believes Wales have several threats. (©GettyImages).

George Boyd has warned Scotland's players not to focus solely on Gareth Bale ahead of their World Cup qualifier on Friday night.

The Tottenham Hotspur winger has been in fantastic form this season, helping his club challenge for a place in the Premier League top four as well as European glory in the Europa League.

However, Boyd insists the Red Dragon have other threats at their disposal, and believes it would be foolish to focus solely on just one player.

"He's a world-class player - but he's only one man, he's not the whole team. It would be foolish of us just to concentrate on one player," said Boyd, according to the BBC.

The attacking midfielder is currently plying his trade with Hull City, having moved to the KC Stadium on loan from Peterborough United in February.

And, during his time at London Road, Boyd came face-to-face with Bale in an FA Cup clash at White Hart Lane. It certainly left a mark on the former Stevenage starlet.

"I remember playing against him in the FA Cup for Peterborough and he destroyed me. I spent most of the time running towards my own goal that game," he added.

"He's on fire at the minute. He's got power and pace and he's added goals to his game this season, so he's close to becoming the complete player."

Boyd is yet to win a senior cap for Scotland, having impressed for the 'B' team in the past.

However, the arrival of Gordon Strachan gave the 27-year-old renewed optimism that he could make an impact on the international stage, and Boyd now hopes for his chance amidst a number of injury concerns.

"Playing for the Scotland B squad was a great experience. Obviously, it took a bit longer than I would have liked to get into the main squad," he concluded.

"He (Strachan) did show an interest in me earlier, so he obviously likes me as a player, so it does give you hope."

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