Clarets boss Sean Dyche swooped for Scottish international Boyd on transfer deadline day in August, 2014.
Kent-born Boyd signed a three-year deal at Turf Moor as the winger arrived from Hull City for an undisclosed fee.
He started his footballing education with Charlton Athletic in 2000 aged 15, before joining Stevenage Borough in 2001.
Boyd made his debut at The Lamex Stadium at 17 in the 2002/03 season and went on to make 126 appearances for the club, scoring 31 goals before joining Peterborough United in 2007.
At London Road, Boyd’s career took off and the winger’s attacking flair proved pivotal to the clubs back-to-back promotions to the Championship.
Named in the PFA Team of the Year in 2007/08 and 2008/09, his is impressive form continued in the second tier, and after ending his spell at Posh with 297 appearances and 75 goals, Boyd joined Hull City midway through their promotion campaign in 2012/13 on a loan deal with a view to a permanent move.
And after scoringfour goals in 13 appearances to help them finish as runners-up in the Championship, as well as bagging the Championship Player of the Month award, he made the permanent switch in May 2013.
The attacking midfielder featured 29 times in the Premier League for Steve Bruce’s side, scoring two goals in the 2013-14 campaign as well as coming off the bench in the 2014 FA Cup final against Arsenal.
His initial season at Turf Moor was a huge success from a personal point of view.
The winger scored five goals - including the goal of the season against reigning champions Manchester City - and deservedly landed the coveted Player of the Year award at the end of the top-flight season.
In the 2015/16 season, the tireless midfielder proved to be integral once more on the way to clinching the title, scoring 5 goals and registering 5 assists in 47 appearances.
And a year later he was again an integral part of the team that landed the Championship title and a return to the top flight.