Kris Boyd has taken a light-hearted pop at Steve Clarke over his lack of game time at Kilmarnock under his former boss.

Boyd didn't play often under Clarke during the pair's time at Rugby Park as the current Scotland manager opted for Eamonn Brophy as his first-choice striker.

The ex-Rangers man finished 2018/19 as the club's top scorer but found game time limited, and he's clearly not over it. Discussing Killie under Clarke, Boyd told Sky Sports: "[Clarke] was outstanding. When the club was the state it was when Steve left, it was night and day.

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"For me, when I look at a lot of young coaches getting into the game they over-complicate things and use buzzwords. Steve came in, kept it simple and everyone knew their jobs.

"For us to finish third and fourth was fantastic. It wasn't a case of rolling up on a Saturday, we worked during the week. It's a bit annoying for me when people say, 'Kilmarnock go and play defensively'. We worked on that every single day. It was a plan from the start.

"We had options going forward as well - we didn't use them every week - but we had options going forward."

Clarke took the jibe in good spirits and enjoyed a laugh with Boyd and host Eilidh Barbour. And the coach added: "I spent the whole of last season with [Boyd] in my ear!"

Boyd concluded: "It was brilliant for that spell to finish the way it did, I felt it was right I left the club at that moment in time, because it wasn't going to get any higher."