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Boyd eager to lead by example for Kilmarnock kids

Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd is determined to help the young guns of the club reach their full potential.

The 30-year old is revelling in a leadership role at Rugby Park and is keen to see the likes of Rory McKeown, Mark O'Hara, Rabiu Ibrahim, Rory McKenzie and in particular Chris Johnston kick on and become stars of the club.

"I know I'm in a Kilmarnock dressing room as one of the older players, a leader as such, to show the young kids the way to go. I've been over the course and distance now," he said.

"I've seen a lot of young talent come and go - wasted. I feel as if I don't want to finish in three or four years' time and the likes of Chris Johnston are nowhere to be seen.

"Chris and boys like that should go and have a career for 10 or 15 years because they're fantastic. I look back at more experienced players such as Alan Mahood, Gus MacPherson and Paul Wright who helped me at Kilmarnock when I was coming through.

"I want to provide that to the young kids now. I'm in the latter stages of my career and want to set a good example to the youngsters and I can do that by working hard and scoring goals and in training day in, day out."

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