Rangers turn to Lafferty after Boyd departure

Rangers boss Walter Smith will give Kyle Lafferty more opportunities in his preferred striking role following the departure of Kris Boyd.

Smith will give the 22 year old Northern Ireland international chance to prove his ability to find the net on a regular basis following Boyd's move to Middlesbrough and said: "It's an opportunity for him to get more games at centre-forward, which is his position."

He added: "He has played mainly on the left-hand side for ourselves and Burnley so it will give him an opportunity to get games in his proper position, and I hope he can benefit from that."

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