in #KillieStories August 16, 2016
It started in 2001 with a left footed strike and a 2 – 0 victory over Motherwell, now 15 years later, Kris Boyd has scored his hundredth goal for Kilmarnock Football Club.
“It’s always great to get off the mark,” Boyd told us reflecting on his first professional goal, “Yet you probably don’t look back and take note of what you have done until you finish your career. Right now I’m looking to Saturday and adding to my total.”
Kris Boyd became the 11th Kilmarnock player to reach the 100 goal landmark joining:
Willie Culley (156), Eddie Morrison (151), Brien McIlroy (141), Jackie McInally (127), James Maxwell (121), Bertie Black (117), Mattha Smith (115), Andy Kerr (113), Gerry Mays (111) and Harry Cunningham (108).
Boyd told us, “I’m delighted to get their eventually, it’s taken longer than expected but it is still great to get there. I want more and hopefully that will continue at the weekend. I know I’m still a good few away from some of the best, but it’s great for me to join them in the 100 Club as people call it”.
It wasn’t until he was talking to the press after Saturday’s win against Hamilton Accies that Boyd discovered he had reached the 100 mark, “I knew I was close, but even after the game I didn’t know if it was 99 or 100.”
Would we have seen a special celebration if he had known?
“A goal is a goal for me I celebrate it as I do. I just want to get back to the half way line and get going again and try get another one.”Now he has reached his target of 100, Boyd just wants to keep scoring goals. To do this he must focus on keeping his name on the team sheet, “The season has started well for me. On a personal note my next target is just to get on the team sheet. The creative players we have in the team means I just need to get in the right position to score a goal.”
We put your questions to him yesterday and you can see his answers below.