Boyd thanks Gers team-mates

Rangers front-man pays tribute after landmark strike

Boyd celebrates his ton

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Kris Boyd paid tribute to his Rangers team-mates after he notched his 100th goal for the club in the 3-0 win over St Mirren.

Boyd netted the second in the Scottish Cup semi-final victory at Hampden Park, with Andrius Velicka and Kenny Miller also on target.

Boyd, who has reached three figures in just 146 games, was delighted to reach the landmark.

"I'm obviously delighted to get there," Boyd told Sky Sports 1.

"It's down to my team-mates, the likes of Kenny, Steven Davis, the amount of chances they create in a game.

"They've done that week-in, week-out and I've managed to get myself on the end of them."

Boyd was happy with Rangers' performance as they booked their place in the final on 30th May.

"We set out to get into the final. We've done that today and I'm delighted we've won the game 3-0," added Boyd.

Not bothered

Despite his goalscoring exploits, Boyd has been overlooked for the PFA Scotland Player of the Year prize, but the prolific striker is not bothered by the snub.

"I look back four years ago, I ended up with 39 goals and I got nowhere," noted Boyd.

"I'm used to it - it doesn't bother me.

"As long as we keep winning games with Rangers, that's the most important thing."

Rangers assistant boss Ally McCoist, who was in charge for the St Mirren game, praised Boyd for achieving his goalscoring feat.

"He realises there can be more to his game than just scoring goals," said McCoist.

"I thought he won headers today, I thought he brought people into play.

"I just said to him he earned his goal today and I'm absolutely delighted for him."

Of Rangers' performance, McCoist added: "I felt the second goal was absolutely crucial.

"I thought we very very poor in terms of our passing of the ball for an hour and then I felt we scored two great goals. It was a bit ironic actually.

"But I'm absolutely thrilled. A clean sheet, three different scorers and I thought we certainly played better in the last half hour."

Worry
The only downside to Rangers' victory was an injury to midfielder Pedro Mendes, who was taken off on a stretcher after a challenge from Will Haining.

McCoist revealed the extent of Mendes' injury would not be known until Sunday at the earliest.

"It looked a bad one and he was in a lot of pain when he came off," added McCosit.

"He's iced it up just now and he's been well strapped. It's very early stages in the injury so we'll probably know better tomorrow, or perhaps Monday."