Paul Heffernan unfazed by Kris Boyd

Kilmarnock striker Paul Heffernan insists he is not worried by Kris Boyd’s arrival at Rugby Park and, instead, hopes he can strike up a lethal combination with the most prolific striker in SPL history.

Boyd has signed a short-term deal that will keep him with Kenny Shiels’ side until the end of the season after his release from MLS side Portland Timbers and pressed home his case for a start in today’s SPL meeting with St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park by netting in a 4-1 defeat to the Perth men’s under-20s on Wednesday night.

Heffernan, though, said: “I don’t think Kris’ arrival puts any more pressure on me. Kris is a good player but so is Cillian Sheridan, while we’ve got Willie Gros and Rory McKenzie, too. It’s good competition.”

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Meanwhile, St Johnstone full-back Callum Davidson believes Saints will bounce back after being overpowered by Hearts in midweek. Davidson knows they have to be prepared after manager Steve Lomas described them as “second best all over the pitch” in the 2-0 defeat to Hearts on Tuesday. “It really hasn’t happened too often this season,” Davidson said. “Hearts had a game plan which we couldn’t quite handle and we didn’t 
really adapt well enough.”