Boyd: I need a fresh challenge

Striker Kris Boyd has revealed the need for a fresh challenge is behind his decision to leave Rangers this summer.

The Scotland striker confirmed last month that he will leave Ibrox when his present deal expires at the end of June.

Several Premier League clubs and Turkish side Kayserispor are believed to be interested in acquiring his services and now the Scottish Premier League's all-time leading goalscorer has now spoken out about his reasons for moving on.

"This has been the biggest decision of my life. I've spent months thinking about what to do and still haven't come to a final decision," he told the Scottish Sun.

"But it's time to leave Scottish football. I need a fresh challenge.

"I've won everything I hoped to win at Rangers. I've been the top goalscorer at the club every season since I arrived from Kilmarnock. It's now time to move on."

Meanwhile, Boyd has moved swiftly to rubbish rumours of a shock switch to Old Firm rivals Celtic.

"I know there's been talk of me going from Rangers to Celtic. But, if I did that, it wouldn't be the penalty box I'd be in, it would be a wooden box!" he added.

"I'll sit down with my family over the next few days and come to a decision. But swapping Ibrox for Parkhead will not be happening."

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