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Kris Boyd ‘thrilled’ to return to Rangers for a second time

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Rangers have announced that they have signed striker Kris Boyd on a one year deal after his contract ran out with Premiership side Kilmarnock.

The 30-year-old completed a medical with the Championship side at Murray Park this morning.

After the announcement was made, Boyd speaking to the official club website, said: “I’m thrilled to be back, I’m a Rangers fan and I know everything about the club. I’m really looking forward to the new season and it will be a tough but exciting challenge.

“In football it’s strange because you never know what can happen but as soon as I knew there was a bit of interest in me from Rangers there was only one place I was going.”

Boyd spent four and a half years at Rangers under Alex McLeish, Paul Le Guen and Walter Smith scoring 127 goals in 190 appearances in all competitions. He was capped 18 times for the Scotland national side and scored seven goals.

He left Rangers in 2010 to play for Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forrest on loan, Eskişehirspor in Turkey and MLS side Portland Timbers before returning to Scotland and Kilmarnock in February 2013, where he scored 25 goals in 46 appearances for the Scottish Premiership side.

Speaking on completion of Boyd’s signing, manager Ally McCoist said: “We’re delighted to announce that Kris has signed a one-year deal with us this morning. We’ve been speaking to him for a few days now and he obviously showed a great desire to come back and we were very keen for him to come back. It’s great news for the club.”

Meanwhile the Ibrox club have announced that Ross Perry’s contract has been cancelled by mutual consent. Injury problems curtailed his playing career at Ibrox with him not featuring for the first team at all last season.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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