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03 Jan 2014 08:02:43

Boyd happy to stay at Killie

Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd blasted his sixth goal in as many games to kill off St Mirren, then insisted he is not desperate for a January move.

The former Rangers frontman struck just as the clock ticked past 90 to inflict a cruel 2-1 defeat on the Buddies, who had led early on after on-loan Newcastle teenager Adam Campbell grabbed a debut goal.

But Boyd, who failed to take a couple of early openings, says he is not trying to engineer a transfer window move before his Rugby Park deal runs out in the summer.

He said: "I have scored the amount of goals I have in my career because I always go back for more. It is part and parcel of being a striker, you are going to miss them but I will keep going back.

"It was bad finishing on my part for the first couple but I probably scored the hardest one out of the three of them.

"But right now I am focused on Kilmarnock, I am enjoying my football and I am back scoring goals.

"I have managed to get myself back in the Scotland set-up. Have I got another level in me to go back to? It is up to someone to come and ask me that question.

"I don't know. I am not going to try and sell myself but what I will do is I'll be ready for the Aberdeen game on Sunday."

Magpies youth Campbell took over from suspended skipper Jim Goodwin and made the most of his chance as he stuck away the opener with a tidy turn and finish on 17 minutes.

But the lead lasted until just before the half-hour mark when Rory McKenzie beat Marian Kello at the St Mirren keeper's near post with a powerful hit.

But with just stoppage time remaining, Boyd latched on to Robbie Muirhead's perfectly weighted pass before thudding the match-winner under Kello.

St Mirren boss Danny Lennon admitted his switched off at the death but voiced his hopes for new recruit Campbell.

He said: "I thought we handled Boyd for the 90 minutes but failed to do so in the two minutes added on. You've got to have the highest levels of concentration when you're playing against someone of that quality.

"I thought wee Adam Campbell gave a great flavour of what he's going to bring, not just for us but to Scottish football as a whole. He's got lovely soft feet, a lovely touch and good pace.

"He's going to grow in confidence. It will take him a bit of time to settle into our game up here but that performance from him - and the goal that he scored - will give him added confidence along the way."


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