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Kris Boyd’s big Celtic regret

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Kris Boyd has opened up on his regret at scoring just one career goal against Celtic.

The striker broke umpteen scoring records during a career that spanned almost 20 years including three stints at Kilmarnock before hanging up his boots in May.

Boyd moved to Ibrox in January 2006 and specialised scoring at home against teams in the bottom half of the table.

When Alex McLeish was replaced by Paul le Guen his place was under threat but Walter Smith quickly recognised his strengths and weaknesses.

In May 2007 Boyd scored against Arthur Boruc in the final Glasgow derby of the season but after a decade more of trying to score against Celtic he retired with just one goal against the hoops from a career littered with medals and scoring records including the all-time SPL record from 1998 to 2013.

Discussing his big regret Boyd told the Daily Record:

The goal I did get turned out to be my only one and back then, it was just another goal for me. I was always looking to score when I had an opportunity. I didn’t think it would be my only Old Firm game. I thought it would be the start of getting a good few against Celtic.

But now, it’s disappointing that it wasn’t to be. If there’s one thing in my career I look back on with regret – that’s probably it. But I managed to score 300 goals in my career and one of them was against Celtic. I’m sure a lot of other strikers would swap 299 goals for that one in the derby. So I can’t sit here and complain.

Boyd now provides his insight into the game on Sky Sports, Radio Scotland and in The Sun.

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