Rangers 3 St Mirren 0: Boyd's a ton of trouble as Smith's men book final spot

Kris Boyd hailed his Rangers team-mates for their part in his scoring feats after notching his 100th goal for the club this afternoon.

Boyd netted the second in today's 3-0 Homecoming Scottish Cup victory over St Mirren, with Andrius Velicka and Kenny Miller also on target.

Boyd, who has reached three figures in just 146 games, said: "I'm obviously delighted to get there.

Kris Boyd

Centurian: Kris Boyd celebrates scoring his 100th goal for Rangers

"It's down to my team-mates, the likes of Kenny, Steven Davis, the amount of chances they create in a game.

"They've done that week-in, week-out and I've managed to get myself on the end of them."

Of today's result he added: "We set out to get into the final. We've done that today and I'm delighted we've won the game 3-0."

Miller applauded Boyd's feat, saying: "I think Boydy's being a bit modest. It's a fantastic ratio of goals to games.

"To get 100 goals in 146 games is incredible - at any level. He's a fantastic goalscorer."

Despite netting 29 times this season, Boyd was recently overlooked for the PFA Scotland Player of the Year prize.

Pedro Mendes

Pain game: Rangers' Pedro Mendes lies injured after a knee-high challenge from Will Haining

The only downside to Rangers' win today was an injury to midfielder Pedro Mendes, who was taken off on a stretcher after a knee-high challenge from Will Haining.

Miller said: "It was more the follow through than anything else. I don't think there was any malice in it at all. He's got caught on the knee but hopefully he'll be okay."

Meanwhile, St Mirren legend Frank McGarvey slammed the state of the Hampden pitch after his former club were dumped out of the Scottish Cup.

McGarvey, who was in the St Mirren side which last won the cup in 1987, had no complaints about the result and admitted Rangers deserved to win.

However, the former Celtic striker insisted the Hampden pitch, which had been re-laid for the Co-operative Insurance Cup final in March, had ruined the game.

Seconds after the final whistle, McGarvey said: "The state of the park was a disgrace.
"It spoiled the game, players were slipping and the ball was bobbling, it was a major disgrace for a showpiece game like this.

"In saying that, there was no doubt who deserved to win. St Mirren played well up to the 18-yard box but they were ineffective when they got there.

"St Mirren need pace up front before they will win anything and forwards who can score goals.

"Rangers didn't play well but always looked dangerous They had match winners in Boyd and Velicka, which proved fruitful, and Kenny Miller was a good substitute."

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