Boyd looking to bring back memories of 2008
Kris Boyd will be hoping to recapture his Hampden form of 2008 and not 2009 when the Rangers striker takes to the field in Sunday's Scottish League Cup final.
Boyd almost single-handedly won the Ibrox club the cup double two years ago when he came off the bench to rescue them in the League Cup final against Dundee United before scoring the winner in the Scottish Cup showpiece two months later.
But last season, the 26-year-old was only a substitute at Hampden for the League Cup decider against Celtic - which Rangers went on to lose - while he was taken off at half-time during the Scottish Cup final after being affected by the heat.
"It's a special occasion to play in a Hampden final and only a select few people get to do it," he said. "To do it in a Rangers jersey is extra special and to win is a feeling that you never forget.
"Hopefully, I will experience it again on Sunday. Of course, I have had some terrific experiences at the national stadium.
"The 2008 League Cup final was a fantastic day for me. To come on and score two goals and then score the winning penalty was something very special and I will always remember it.
"However, that game is in the past and we have to concentrate on what we have ahead of us on Sunday.
"It's the first trophy available to us and we want to go out and get it. At this club, you need to be winning trophies and this is our first chance.
"It's a game we have all been looking forward to and the build-up really begins now."
Full-back Kirk Broadfoot looks set to lose his battle to be fit for the clash with St Mirren.
Broadfoot missed Sunday's Scottish Cup quarter-final against Dundee United after suffering a hamstring strain in training last Friday.
It was hoped he would recover in time to face his former club but assistant manager Ally McCoist has revealed the 25-year-old is almost certain to join fellow defender Madjid Bougherra on the sidelines.
McCoist told Rangers TV: "It looks as though Broaders is struggling. He's been in the gym but it doesn't look as though he's going to make it and that's a real shame.
"We'll look at him as the week goes on and give him as much time as possible to get fit."
The injury is the latest to strike Broadfoot, who developed a serious foot problem last season. The full-back was sidelined for nine months with the injury after being sent off in the League Cup final defeat by Celtic.