Boyd, who now works as a pundit for Sky Sports, has been impressed with Kent for taking reported interest in him from Leeds as a motivation to get better instead of downing his tools and demanding a move to the Premier League club.
The Times reported in August that Leeds are interested in signing Kent from Rangers in the summer transfer window and made a bid of £10 million, which was turned down.
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard himself said that the West Yorkshire club had made a bid for Kent, as quoted on talkSPORT in August.
Boyd wrote in The Scottish Sun: “Ibrox team-mate Ryan Kent found himself in the same position when Leeds came calling.
“But instead of throwing his toys out of the pram he took his game to a level that nobody else in Scotland can currently match.”
Positive for Rangers, blow for Leeds United
According to WhoScored, Kent has scored four goals in seven Scottish Premiership matches for Rangers so far this season.
The former Liverpool winger has been arguably the best player for the Gers so far this season, and it seems that he will not move to Leeds even if the Whites make a new bid.
Kent recently told The Glasgow Evening Times that he is committed to Rangers, and it seems that he is happy at Ibrox and is not going to force a move out of the Glasgow giants.