Boyd in line for Scotland return

Published Add your comment

Scotland manager George Burley has paved the way for Kris Boyd to make a surprise return to the national team.

The Rangers striker, 25, claimed he would never play for Burley again after being left on the bench against Norway in a World Cup qualifier in October.

He has since gone on to enjoy some of the best form of his career and and Burley admits he would now be "open" to Boyd ending his self-imposed exile, telling the Scottish Sun: "Kris is his own man and he made his decision. That's up to him. But, if he changes his mind, I am open."

He added: "I am the manager of Scotland and my duty is to pick the best squad.

"Whether it is Kris Boyd, or whoever else who wants to play, if they are doing well and available, I will consider them.

"What happened two months ago means nothing, I just move on to the next squad.

"I watch to see who is scoring and will pick the best person. It's simple.

"Kris is playing regularly for his club and is getting goals. He is doing very well."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:


Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again