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Scotland full-back Kirk Broadfoot insists he is fully behind manager George Burley, despite Rangers team-mate Kris Boyd's self-imposed international exile.

Boyd's decision to quit Scotland while Burley is manager has fuelled speculation of unrest behind the scenes even though Boyd insisted the move was not personal - just an acceptance that Burley does not rate him after giving him 28 minutes of action in six games.

"I was happy playing under George Burley, and I don't see any personal thing between me and him," Broadfoot said. "I'm happy with him and he is happy with me, so long may things continue like that."

"You can write and say what you want but as long as I believe in my ability as a player and my manager believes in me, that's what matters."

Broadfoot made his home debut in Saturday's goalless draw with Norway but his right-back slot will be under threat from Alan Hutton, who is hoping to return from a broken foot for Tottenham in the coming weeks.

Broadfoot, 24, is determined to stay and fight for his place.

"Once we get Barry (Ferguson) back, and Alan, I think it will help the squad," he said. "They are very, very good players.

"Who knows what the manager will pick but he will have more options, so hopefully we can get the wins we need.

"Hopefully I did enough to keep my place. If not, I will be disappointed but I'll be pushing hard to try to get back in the team.

"I would be disappointed not to play, but these things happen in football. It's a manager's decision."

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