Despite being close season for Scottish footballers, this does not stop discussion about the past season’s antics and fervently preparing for the next one. Amidst these discussions are the talks by the Terrace Scottish Football Podcast on who has performed best in the various positions across Scottish football.
The player ratings are based on their form throughout the season and their performance throughout any previous seasons, considering various factors such as technical skills, the amount of time they hold on to the ball and, primarily for the forwards, the number of goals scored. For strikers, this is a particularly important factor to consider; after all, what do you call a striker who can’t score a goal?
Below are five of the top Scottish strikers, as voted by the Terrace Scottish Football Podcast.
1. Scott McDonald
Motherwell’s Australian striker may be otherwise known as the ‘moaniest’ player; however, he is undeniably an asset to the team and has made key adjustments to his game since signing, resulting in a more intelligent style of play for the forward. He is as comfortable with his back to goal as he is facing it.
2. Kris Doolan
The Partick Thistle forward posted the second highest shooting percentage in last year’s Ladbrokes Premiership and has shown undeniable loyalty to The Jags since signing. What’s more, the fans of the club seem to absolutely love him.
3. Liam Boyce
The Northern Irish lad has made a name for himself across several different nations, having started in Cliftonville and played for Werder Bremen in Germany before making his way to Ross County FC. He even earned himself the title of Top Goalscorer in the 2016-2017 Scottish Premiership, scoring a whopping 23 goals.
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4. Leigh Griffiths
The Celtic player took home the award for the country’s top striker last year and seemed set to earn it again; however, following his absence from the 5-1 defeat of Rangers due to injury, fellow Celtic striker Moussa Dembele took the crown.
5, Moussa Dembele
Last but certainly not least, the Celtic striker reportedly has several European teams after him. His ability to retain possession of the ball and superior speed put him slightly ahead of fellow striker Griffiths.