The Scottish Professional Football League has long been associated with producing some of the best young talents in the world. There are many young players that come through the ranks of Scottish clubs and end up with big-money moves to some of the most illustrious teams in Europe.
Today, we look to the future and see who some of the current rising stars are in Scottish football. Take a look at some of the names on this list, and be sure to watch out for them in the coming months and years.
At 19 years of age, Rory Currie will definitely be someone to watch for Hearts fans come the start of the new season. He impressed massively in their under-20’s team last year and is starting to develop into a top-class centre-forward. So much so that he already made two first team appearances for Hearts last season.
If you’re a betting man, Rory Currie may well be someone you want to keep on you radar over next season. He’s certainly got the talent to score plenty of goals, and may well be a great bet for Hearts top goalscorer. If you look at some of the best betting offers right now, you could find great value for this bet. It might be worth a little punt as I’m sure his odds will slash after he nets a couple of goals early in the season.
At a mere 18 years of age, Ronan Hughes is tipped as one of the biggest coming talents from Scottish Professional Football. He’s already made four appearances for Hamilton Academical first team, and it seems like he’ll make a lot more in the coming season.
The boy is a vastly talented midfielder that’s already attracting interest from some big names in the English Premier League, but the Accies seem to be holding onto him! His development has continued on a steady upwards trajectory ever since he played for Accies under 11’s, and there are high hopes this continues.
Liam Burt is an 18-year-old midfielder with the hopes of a lot of Ranger’s fans weighing on his shoulders. He put in a string of fine performances for their development team and earned himself call-ups to both the Rangers first team and the Scottish National Team U21’s.
Small in stature, but with a very impressive engine and a creative flair, he’s become the name on every die hard Ranger's fans lips. As well as creating goals he can pop up with a few of his own, making him the perfect playmaker for a side that’s looking to rejuvenate itself after a disappointing season.
We’ve mentioned three of the hottest young prospects in Scottish Professional Football, but there are still many more that we couldn’t fit onto our list. Of course, there’s the likes of Celtic starlets Jack Aitchison and Karamoko Dembele, not to mention the highly rated Livingston youngster Matthew Knox.
One thing’s for certain, some of the top clubs in Scottish football have a wealth of young talent at their disposal this year. Hopefully, we see a lot of these young players get the game time they need to prove themselves and set the season alight.