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Lennon expresses interest in bringing Kris Boyd to Celtic

Scottish striker Kris Boyd could be set for a return to Glasgow, but with Rangers’ bitter Old Firm rivals.

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CELTIC MANAGER NEIL Lennon has expressed his interest in signing prolific former Rangers striker Kris Boyd.

The 28-year-old – who holds the SPL scoring record – is available on a free transfer, having walked away from Turkish side Eskisehirspor earlier this week.

Boyd had not been paid since signing for the club from Middlesbrough last summer.

“He is a proven goalscorer and a player with a great SPL record,” Lennon told a press conference on Thursday.

“I don’t know how much football he has played of late but he is a player with a great record and any player like that would interest me.

“You are taking hypothetically here and are starting to speculate already, but regards to that question (would it be a problem that Boyd had played for Rangers?) no, I can’t see it being a problem.

“But again, I don’t want to talk about players coming and going until January.”

After leaving Rangers, where he scored 127 goals in 190 appearances, Boyd failed to fire in just 29 appearances for Boro, though he did score six goals in 12 games while on loan at Nottingham Forest last season.

Were he to cross the Glaswegian divide to play for Celtic, Boyd would be following the example set by his former Rangers team-mate Kenny Miller. Miller joined the Bhoys in 2006 and played 46 times for the club, before finding his way back to the ‘Gers via Derby County in 2008.

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