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Coaching course has helped Kilmarnock's Boyd gain a better appreciation

Kris Boyd believes undertaking a course to gain his coaching license has helped him gain a better appreciation for the game.

The Kilmarnock striker is back in the Scotland fold after three years and suggests doing his 'A' license is helping him improve as a player and person both on and off the pitch.

"It has helped me, it has opened my eyes to the game," said Boyd ahead of Scotland's friendly with Norway in Molde on Tuesday.

"You have more appreciation for the game, you realise that it is not just about you, it is about the full team.

"You realise that managers' decisions are not just based on one man, you have 11 or 18 men to keep happy.

"The easy part are the ones that are playing, it is the ones that are not playing that you need to manage properly.

"So I have maybe added things that have helped the team whereas maybe in games before, you would go out and look after number one.

"But as a footballer you have a duty to take part in a team.

"I don't think I will start the game but if I get 10 minutes or am in the stand, it is a still giant step in the right direction from where I have been in the last couple of years."

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