Kris Boyd heaps praise upon former Rangers strike partner Kenny Miller after forward brings up his century

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The 36-year-old's winning goal against Queen of the South brought up his century in Scottish league football.

Kris Boyd has heaped praise upon his former Rangers teammate Kenny Miller after the 36-year-old recently notched up the 100th goal of his Scottish league career, The Scottish Sun reports.

Miller reached the landmark during the Light Blues' 1-0 win over Queen of the South on Sunday, and while Boyd's personal tally of 194 strikes is almost double, he insisted that he would have nowhere near as many if he had not played alongside the veteran.

"He may not be an out-and-out goalscorer but he has made other players into out-and-out goalscorers," Boyd told The Scottish Sun.

"When I played alongside him he was the perfect foil and I loved it - and I'm sure Martyn Waghorn would say the same now.

"Kenny was brilliant for me. I'd bet if you looked back at all the goals I've scored he played a huge part in the vast majority of them."

As Boyd alluded to, Miller's presence in the side continues to prove a problem for defenders, as while he has scored nine goals of his own in the Scottish Championship this season, he has also helped Martyn Waghorn move well clear at the top of the division's goalscoring charts, much like he did for Boyd during the Kilmarnock forward's first spell at Ibrox.

But with the 32-year-old suggesting that Miller is a selfless strike partner to play alongside, it arguably seems unlikely that bringing up the century is what would have pleased him the most about the game at the weekend.

The former Wolves forward's spectacular volley secured the three points for Mark Warburton's men, and ensured that they remain eight points clear of Hibernian at the top of the table. 

And while Alan Stubbs' side have a game in hand, and can thus close the gap at the top to just five, they will have little chance of catching Rangers if Miller continues to produce moments of quality like the one he did on Sunday. 

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