Third time lucky for new sign­ing Boyd

The Herald - Sport - - FOOTBALL -

KRIS BOYD is ready to re­new his re­la­tion­ship with Kil­marnock af­ter re­port­edly agree­ing a two-year deal with the Rugby Park club.

The for­mer Rangers striker would be­come Gary Locke’s fourth sum­mer sign­ing fol­low­ing the ar­rivals of Scott Robin­son, Jamie Mac­Don­ald and Kal­lum Hig­gin­botham.

It would be the third time Boyd has been on Kil­marnock’s books.

Boyd was one of 11 play­ers sur­plus to re­quire­ments at Ibrox as Mark War­bur­ton be­gan his re­build­ing work as Rangers man­ager.

Mean­while, for­mer Rangers player Mad­jid Bougherra has re­vealed he of­fered to re­turn to Ibrox this sum­mer to end his play­ing ca­reer, but was re­jected. The Al­ge­rian cap­tain spent a tur­bu­lent three-year pe­riod at Ibrox from 2008 be­fore mov­ing in a £1.7 mil­lion deal to Qatari club Lekhwiya.

He moved on to UAE out­fit Al-Fu­jairah last year and was out of con­tract at the end of the sea­son.

Bougherra said: “My wish was to go back to Rangers and fin­ish my ca­reer there. I was out of con­tract and my dream would have been to play again with Rangers. Sadly, it was not pos­si­ble for that to hap­pen.”

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