10 SPFL Players To Watch This Transfer Window

Scottish clubs struggle to compete with the financial riches available to English clubs in the transfer market. However below are 10 players that could find themselves playing their football south of the border by the end of the January window.

Niall McGinn (Aberdeen)

The Aberdeen winger has hit a purple patch netting 8 goals and 11 assists this season. McGinn has the Euros to look forward to in the summer after a successful qualifying campaign for Northern Ireland. In demand but Aberdeen will look to hold on to a player integral to challenging Celtic for the SPL.

Anthony Stokes (Celtic)

The Republic of Ireland forward has struggled for game time this season, making only 2 appearances so far this season. Surplus to requirements at Celtic Park, Stokes will be looking to move on in search of first team football.

Sam Nicholson (Hearts)

The young 20 year old Scot has stepped up and made a great impression at Tyncastle this season. His creativity and ability to cope with the physicality of the SPL will not have gone unnoticed by scouts from Premier League clubs.

Jason Cummings (Hibernian)

The exciting young forward has netted an impressive 15 goals in 23 games this term. Lethal in front of goal and showing composure beyond his years, highlighted by his excellent finish against Rangers at Ibrox.

Michael O’Halloran (St Johnstone)

The 24 year old former Bolton trainee has an impressive 5 goals and 9 assists to his name this season. His pace and final ball have put him within distance of a national team call-up and clubs in England will have taken note of his fine form.

Greg Stewart (Dundee)

The versatile attacker has scored 6 goals from wide midfield this year. With only 18 months left on his contract Dundee may decide its time to cash in on the 25 year old.

Greg Kiltie (Kilmarnock)

Kilmarnock have suffered a season of ups and downs this year but the 18 year old has been a definite positive. Looks to be on the move with his contract up in January and the youngster so far refusing to extend his stay at Rugby Park.

John Souttar (Dundee United)

Relegation threatened Dundee United look set to lose their promising 19 year old defender. The teenager has been linked with both Celtic and Rangers and with his contract up in the summer Dundee United would be wise to cash in on the youngster.

Ali Crawford (Hamilton)

Crawford started the season in blistering form, his eye for goal and intense energy making the attacking midfielder a handful for defences. His form has dipped recently but several English Championship clubs will be having a look at the 24 year old.

Craig Sibbald (Falkirk)

After making his debut at 16 the midfielder has gone on to make more than 150 appearances for Falkirk. Now 20, the skillful player has had an impressive season helping the Bairns to a good league position and possible title push in the Championship.

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