Speed is one of the most critical attributes of a footballer. A player with a tremendous speed can always put the opposition in trouble. Even fans love to see a player beating defenders with lung-bursting acceleration. In this article, we will have a look at some of the fastest players in the Scottish Premiership.
Here are the 10 fastest players in the Scottish Premiership.
10. Scott Wright
Aberdeen forward, Scott Wright, is the fastest player of his team. He re-joined Aberdeen in the summer flollowing a loan spell at Dundee United. However, Wright suffered a cruciate ligament injury in training in sept and may be forced to miss out on the rest of the season.
He was only able to make 7 apps for the team but that was enough to prove that he is one of the fastest players in the Scottish Premiership.
9. Michael Johnston
Celtic winger Michael Johnston is one of the youngest players in the list. He came to the attention of many in June 2018, when Scotland reached the semi-finals of the Toulan U21s, only to lose 3-1 to England U21s.
Mikey Johnston scored the sole Scotland U21s goal: Johnston beat defenders for pace before whipping in a brilliant shot, which proved too much for the keeper as it fizzed past him into the net. It was a brilliant strike.
Soon, he received an offer from his boyhood club Celtic. He made his Celtic debut on 6 May 2017, in a 4–1 victory over St Johnstone at Celtic Park. Shortly after the game, the winger signed a new three-year contract with his boyhood club.
8. James Tavernier
Tavernier signed for Rangers in 2015, winning a lower-league double in his first season. He scored the goal that won Rangers the Scottish Championship, and was man of the match as they won the Scottish Challenge Cup, scoring a long-range volley in the final. At the start of the 2018–19 season he was named club captain.
The right-back is one of the best in the league in his position. The right-back is constantly at the centre of everything that’s good for Rangers and he is a vital part of how the team plays.
7. Michael O’Halloran
St Johnstone forward, O’Halloran began his professional career with English club Bolton Wanderers, but made only made two appearances in three seasons. While at Bolton he had loan spells with Sheffield United, Carlisle United and Tranmere Rovers.
He then moved to St Johnston in 2014. After two years with St Johnstone, he moved to Rangers in January 2016. O’Halloran returned to St Johnstone on loan in July 2017. After a short spell with Australian club Melbourne City, he returned to St Johnstone for a third spell in January 2019. He is undoubtedly one of the fastest players in the Scottish Premiership.