Glasgow Rangers legend urges McCoist to bring Boyd back

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Former Rangers and Scotland goalkeeper Andy Goram has urged his former club to recruit Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd this summer.

If Glasgow Rangers are serious about making a return to the Scottish Premiership, then Kris Boyd could be the man to fire them back to the big time.

That’s according to club legend Andy Goram, who has backed the 30-year-old to hit the goal scoring heights he enjoyed during his first spell with the Gers, should the Ibrox club decide to bring the striker back to Glasgow.

Speaking in an interview with the Evening Times, the former Scotland international urged the club to move for Boyd, following a season in which the forward has registered 22 goals in 36 games for Kilmarnock.

And while Rangers are already being linked with a move for another former fan favourite in Kenny Miller, Goram believes that Boyd should still be recruited to form what he believes would be “the most potent strikeforce in the league.”

"Nobody can tell me that if Kris Boyd played for Rangers next season he wouldn't score 30 goals He would guarantee the club 30 goals,” he said.

The Irvine-born forward enjoyed a prolific five-year spell with Rangers back in the mid-2000s, scoring 23 goals in 31 games during his final season at the club, before sealing a move south of the border to Championship side Middlesbrough.

Boyd failed to hit the same heights for Boro though, scoring just six times in 27 appearances before moving to Nottingham Forest where he managed a better return of six goals in 12 games.

Nomadic spells in Turkey and the MLS followed before a return to Scotland with Kilmarnock – the team Boyd began his career with.

A move back to Rangers would complete a remarkable turnaround for Boyd, whose career had looked in the doldrums until his starring role with Killie this term.

Boyd isn’t the only player being linked with a move back to Rangers either, with the club reportedly closing in on a deal for out-of-contract defender Darren McGregor.

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