Andy Harrow of The Terrace Scottish Football Podcast takes us through who he thinks will be the main players in the SPFL this weekend.
Tom Rogic (Celtic)
There have been plenty of impressive goals in the Premiership this season and Tom Rogic’s winner against Aberdeen last weekend deserves to sit alongside the best of them. Picking up a headed clearance on the edge of the box with a touch of his right foot, he lets the ball bounce just high enough to allow him to adjust his body and hit it on the half-volley with his left. It’s a goal which has summed up Rogic’s campaign so far - classy and productive. His position behind the centre-forward for Celtic has helped create a host of chances for the likes of Scott Sinclair, Moussa Dembele and James Forrest, while - as his goal at Pittodrie proves - he’s also more than capable of posing a threat of his own in front of goal.
Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle)
Following their win against St Johnstone in Perth last weekend, Partick Thistle have now taken eight points from a possible 12 and are unbeaten in those same four games. Doolan, a perennial figure for Thistle in the Scottish Premiership, has been an integral figure in those results; scoring against Dundee and Saints and earning a penalty in the draw with Ross County. His recent partnership with Ade Azeez has also paid dividends; the industrious running from the former AFC Wimbledon man helping to create space for Doolan to exploit, as evidenced in the latter’s goal at Dens Park. Thistle face Aberdeen at Firhill on Friday night with Doolan and his colleagues hoping to make it three wins out of three.
Liam Buchanan (Livingston)
Livingston’s experienced striker hit his fifth goal in four games when he notched against Crusaders in midweek, as the Almondvale side reached the quarter-finals of the IRN-BRU Cup. His goal in Belfast followed on the back of strikes against Brechin, Alloa (2) and Albion Rovers, taking the 31-year-old’s total for the season to an impressive 12 in all competitions. His goals have also help propel Livingston to top spot in an extremely competitive League 1 title race and they face East Fife on Saturday, hoping to put some distance between themselves and the chasing pack.