Belfast Telegraph

Friday 28 November 2014

Can Kris it better against the Celts

Ally McCoist has backed Kris Boyd to end his Celtic hoodoo with a goal in this weekend’s Old Firm derby.

Boyd is on a fine run at the moment, recently claiming his 100th goal for Rangers before bringing his tally for the season to 30 on Sunday.

But one complaint levelled against the prolific hitman is his inability to find the back of the net against Celtic.

He has scored just once in 18 career appearances against the Hoops — two years ago — but Rangers assistant boss McCoist has predicted Boyd will be on target at Ibrox on Saturday.

He said: "Kris is a man with a lot of confidence at the moment and his total against Celtic is just a statistic. We all know Boydy can score against anybody.

"He has scored at international level and in European competitions as well as in domestic games so there is no doubting what he can do.

"Kris has had a terrific season and it was a wonderful achievement for him to reach 100 goals for the club recently. So early in his Rangers career, I hope it’s the first hundred of many. You never know what could happen. I certainly wish him luck with that."

McCoist added: "It’s vitally important that we pick up points in this one. The derbies are always huge and it’s difficult to rank them in any sort of order but this one is going to be about as vital as they come."

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