in #KillieStories December 15, 2017
Scott Boyd hopes good things come to those who wait after making his first league appearance of the season for Killie.
The 31-year-old replaced Gordon Greer during the first half of the 2-2 draw with Ross County, having previously featured in July's Ayrshire derby.
After playing against his former club, he's now targeting an extended spell in the team as the extent of Greer's injury is assessed.
He said: "It was obviously disappointing to see Gordon go off but for me it was good to get back in and help get a positive result for the team so hopefully I can now stay in the team."Me and the other boys who have been on the fringes have been working hard in the background, applying ourselves in training every day to make sure you are ready when you get your opportunity.
"I got an opportunity on Tuesday and hopefully I did well enough and it’s up to me to take it from here onward."
An ankle injury towards the end of last term ended up being more serious than first anticipated, seeing the experienced centre back miss weeks of action.
Now back in action, Boyd has been thrilled with life under new manager Steve Clarke.
He said: "When a new manager comes in everybody is eager to impress and try and stake a claim in the team. I’ve been in the game long enough to know that you will get an opportunity through an injury, suspension or loss of form."He’s been a breath of fresh air and all the boys seem to be enjoying it. You look at his CV and it is second to none, you can only learn from someone like this.
"He’s worked and played at the highest level and coached some of the best players in the world so it is something that me and every other player should be eager to learn from."