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Ex-Rangers, Middlesbrough striker Boyd joins Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers have signed Scottish striker Kris Boyd as their new Designated Player.

The 28-year old former Kilmarnock, Rangers, Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest forward recently ended an unsuccessful contract with Turkish club Eskisehirspor and has now pledged his commitment to the Timbers.

Head coach John Spencer - a fellow Scot and ex-Rangers attacker - was thrilled to bring Boyd to the club as he has a tried and true goalscoring record.

"Kris is a proven goal-scorer at the highest levels of the game, and we expect that to continue here in Portland," said Spencer in a press release.

"We've been looking for this type of traditional No. 9 player and are very pleased we found him."

Boyd added: "I'm delighted to be in Portland, and hopefully I'll be over as soon as the visa matches up to be in time to be ready for the season."

Boyd will be added to the club's roster pending the receipt of his P-1 Visa and the successful completion of a physical. Per club and league policy, details of the contract were not disclosed.

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