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By ESPN Staff
Sep 1, 2009

Boyd shrugs off talk of leaving Rangers

Kris Boyd has vowed to ignore speculation linking him with a move away from Rangers.

Reports suggest the striker has rejected an offer from Turkish outfit Trabzonspor ahead of the transfer deadline.

The 26-year-old also turned down a move to Birmingham in January, the proposed switch collapsing over personal terms after a fee had been agreed between both clubs.

After scoring 31 goals last season, it is no surprise that Boyd is again reportedly attracting interest from other clubs. but he claims he has put all talk of a potential departure to the back of his mind.

He said: "There has been a bit of speculation but I don't pay any attention to it. The thing for me was to get myself back in the team and back on the scoresheet. That's what I've done.

"Whatever happens, happens. I'll just keep my head down and take things from there.''

Boyd's contract expires at the end of the season, with talks over a new deal yet to take place.

He added: "I'm not bothered about the contract situation because the most important thing was to get back in the team and back among the goals. There's not much else I can do after that.''

Boyd's double against Hamilton at the weekend edges him in front of team-mates Steven Whittaker, Kenny Miller and Lee McCulloch in the Ibrox scoring charts.

He told Rangers' website: "I'm happy to shut Lee McCulloch up. I'm fed-up listening to him banging on about being the top scorer. Seriously, it was good to get off the mark last week then get another two goals against Hamilton.

"I wanted to get back on the scoresheet but the most important thing was to get all three points. I know people were looking at me because I'd gone through pre-season without scoring. But I never doubted myself.

"When you play at a club like Rangers you cannot fail. There are so many chances created and as long as you keep finding the space and keep getting in the box the chances will come.''

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