Boyd: Nothing to prove to Burley

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George Burley may have been looking on as Kris Boyd netted his 11th goal of the season - but the Rangers striker insists he does not have a point to prove to anyone.

Boyd's impressive goalscoring form continued when he netted against Kilmarnock on Sunday as Rangers recorded a 4-0 win in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.

His decision to quit the national team while Burley is at the helm placed him firmly in the spotlight but he claims his sparkling form has nothing to do with other peoples' opinion of him, saying: "For me, I want to score in every game and I'm no different from any other striker. When I go onto the park, I want to score in every game. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't."

He added: "But the most important thing for me is to get myself in the positions because I know my team-mates will create the chances.

"It's up to me to get myself in the box and take the chances when they come along."

Boyd also had a penalty was saved by Killie goalkeeper Alan Combe when the game was still deadlocked but he has no qualms about stepping up to the spot again in future.

He said: "There are better players than me who have missed a penalty and stepped up the next time and I'll do it.

"I've scored a number of penalties and I'll continue to hit them."

And he insists he should have had the opportunity to make amends for his earlier miss later in the game when he appeared to be tripped by Combe.

He continued: "I think the second one was more clear-cut than the first one - I was tapping the ball in the net with the second one. But, for some reason, it wasn't given. It was a penalty, he's taken the chance and swiped the legs away from me and got away with it."

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