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.
3. Jordan Jones
The Northern Ireland player has been making waves in the Scottish Premiership for his speedy and electric performances.
He joined Rangers from Kilmarnock in 2019. Jones began his career at Middlesbrough, although he failed to register an appearance for the senior side in the league during three seasons. He joined Kilmarnock on a free transfer in June 2016 after spells on loan at Hartlepool United and Cambridge United.
The first thing anybody notices about Jones is his incredible trickery on the field. He is not only skilled but also possesses the pace, and combines them both beautifully to produce stunning results for his club.
2. Martin Boyle
Martin Callie Boyle is a Scottish-Australian professional footballer, who plays for Scottish Premiership club Hibernian and the Australia national team. He is a right sided winger, who is also capable of playing as a forward. Martin Boyle has a blistering pace and he uses it for great effect.
Boyle previously played for Montrose and Dundee. He’s eligible to play for the Australian national team because his father was born in Sydney. Scotland manager Alex McLeish said that he had considered Boyle for selection once, but he had missed out due to injury.
1. James Forrest
Celtic star, James Forrest is the fastest player in the Scottish Premiership. Forrest joined Celtic’s youth academy in 2003 and made his first team debut in the 2009–10 season. He has progressed to become a key player in a successful era for Celtic, winning eight consecutive league championships.
Although Forrest’s favoured position is on the right wing, he can also play on the left or as a striker. Forrest is very quick and also has very good ball control and dribbling skills. Forrest is also a very good finisher and, although predominantly right footed, also capable with his left. Celtic will hope to keep him with them for years to come.