Kilmarnock defender Scott Boyd believes the Rugby Park side can go on and lift the Scottish Cup this season – if they can get past Rangers and into the quarter-finals.

The Ayrshire side face a replay with the Gers next week for the right to face Aberdeen in the last eight.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 09: Scott Boyd of Kilmarnock vies with James Forrest of Celtic during the Scottish Premier League between Celtic and Kilmarnock at Celtic Park on May 9, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Boyd thinks there’s “no reason” Killie can’t progress – and hopes to go as far as possible this season.

“Winning a cup is definitely something we’d like to achieve,” he said. “We’ve obviously been doing really well under the gaffer in the league and it would be great if we could have a good cup run as well,” Boyd told The Herald.

ELGIN, SCOTLAND - JULY 11: Scott Boyd of Ross County (left) gets beaten by Craig Gunn of Elgin at the Pre Season Friendly between Elgin and Ross County at Borough Briggs on July 11th, 2015 in Elgin, Scotland.

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“We know how hard it’ll be against Rangers because they’re a very good side. But there’s no reason why we can’t be positive and look to progress into the next round.

“A good cup run is probably the only thing we haven’t done yet under the gaffer, so it’s a good time to change that.”

(L-R) Scott Boyd of Ross County FC, Giovanni Hiwat of PEC Zwolle during the pre-season friendly match between PEC Zwolle and Ross County on July 26, 2013 in Zwolle, The Netherlands.

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Boyd is out of contract at the end of the campaign and the veteran defender will be hoping he can earn a new deal with Steve Clarke’s side.

Before joining Killie, Boyd made almost 300 appearances for Ross County and has experienced a Hampden final before –  winning the League Cup final in 2016.

 

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