Boyd buoyed by five-star show

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Kris Boyd hailed his five-goal spree against Dundee United as his greatest night as a Rangers player after overtaking Henrik Larsson as the Clydesdale Bank Premier League's most prolific goalscorer ever.

The striker stole the show as Rangers romped to a 7-1 win at Ibrox as he brought his tally of SPL goals to 160 - two more than the Celtic legend.

"It is my best night because to get past someone like Henrik Larsson is a great achievement and it's one I'm proud of doing," he said. "I'm delighted to go past Henrik Larsson but I'm greedy and I want more goals."

He added: "We set out to get the three points and we have done that. The result maybe flattered us a little bit but the three points have set us up nicely to go to Parkhead on Sunday."

Confidence will now be sky high in the Rangers camp ahead of this weekend's Old Firm derby and Boyd was keen to switch the focus to the clash at Celtic Park, rather than ponder what his next personal target might be.

He said: "The next target for me is to get the three points on Sunday and, if I manage to get on the scoresheet, it's a bonus.

"The most important thing is getting the three points and that's what we will set out to do. That's what brings trophies home and that's what we aim to do here."

Damien Casalinuovo provided United with brief hope of a comeback when he netted early in the second half after Boyd had claimed a first-half hat-trick.

But Steven Whittaker came off the bench to find the back of the net before Boyd helped himself to two more goals and Madjid Bougherra put the seal on the win with the goal of the game.

Boyd also struck five against United when he was a Kilmarnock player and, when asked if he had something against the Tannadice side, he joked: "I like them! There is always a team that you seem to score more against and Dundee United has been mine and I've managed to do that again."

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