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Gaffer fields Boyd question

19 July 2013

David Weir has confirmed that United are not planning to offer a contract to former Rangers striker Kris Boyd.

There has been much speculation in the local media recently, given Weir's known admiration of Boyd and the striker's availability after his short-term contract with Kilmarnock ended, but the Gaffer says no deal is on the table.

Confirming he had spoke to Boyd about the possibility of a move to South Yorkshire, Weir, speaking at Thursday's Meet the Manager event, remarked: "It is my decision that following lengthy chats with Kris, that this wouldn't be the right club for him to join at this time.

"I couldn't make a decision on his past achievements, although his goalscoring record throughout his career speaks for itself.

"He is someone I know well and is a good friend, but I have to make decisions for the good of this football club, not sentimental ones and we both realised it just wasn't going to be.

"Obviously Kris is someone the fans think they would love to have here, but we decided to look elsewhere and I am delighted to have signed Lyle Taylor from Falkirk."

Meanwhile, the Blades boss has explained the decision to allow youngster Jordan Chapell to leave was based on footballing reasons and was solely his responsibility.

On Chapell's recent switch to Torquay United, Weir added: "I felt moving forward and having assessed the squad it was only right that Jordan was given the opportunity to move on and play regular first-team football.

"With what we already have and with potential movement I honestly feel we have better options in that area."

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