Boyd Blamed for Poor Run

// Published April 14, 2010 by isport

Kenny Miller has blamed strike partner Kris Boyd’s dry spell in front of goal on Rangers’ performances as a whole. Boyd has failed to score since converting a penalty against Hibernian back in February.

Boyd is chasing his 100th goal for Rangers but has failed to hit the same heights as in the first half of the season, where he scored 19 league goals before the new year.

A hernia operation in January and a hasty return to action has since hampered his form and Boyd has found the net just twice in the SPL this year, failing to score in his last five appearances in all competitions. He was unable to add to his international tally either, despite being recalled by Craig Levein, although, coming on as a replacement, he had only 15 minutes of game time.

Rangers stand on the verge of clinching the league championship but have stuttered of late and Miller believes that the nervousness amongst the team is hampering Boyd’s strike rate.

“I’ve got a fair bit of sympathy for Kris just now,” Miller told Rangers News. “He came back from his injury and got off to a flyer in terms of scoring against Motherwell, Hibs and St Mirren.

“But he never got back to quite the same level as he had been at before his operation and that hasn’t helped him much.