Kris Boyd names decisive Rangers and Celtic players in title race

Kilmarnock's Kris Boyd looks dejected

Glasgow Rangers ace Martyn Waghorn and Celtic star Leigh Griffiths will be key players in the Scottish Premiership title race, says Kilmarnock’s Kris Boyd.

Rangers' Martyn Waghorn (L) in action with Kilmarnock's Steven SmithRangers' Martyn Waghorn (L) in action with Steven Smith

Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd has written in The Scottish Sun that Rangers star Martyn Waghorn and Celtic ace Leigh Griffiths will be key players in the Scottish Premiership title race this season.

Griffiths is arguably the best striker in the Scottish Premiership at the moment and is one of the most important players in the current Celtic squad.

Waghorn has yet to show what he is capable of in the Scottish top flight, but the Rangers striker banged in the goals for fun in the Scottish Championship last season.

Kilmarnock striker Boyd, who had two spells at Rangers, believes that Waghorn and Griffiths will be decisive players in the Scottish Premiership title race during the 2016-17 campaign.

Rangers' Martyn Waghorn scores their second goal from the penalty spotRangers' Martyn Waghorn scores

“It’s been billed as Brendan Rodgers versus Mark Warburton,” Boyd wrote in The Scottish Sun. “Some reckon it’ll come down to Scott Brown against Joey Barton. Me? I say this season’s Premiership title will be decided by Leigh Griffiths and Martyn Waghorn.

“As a striker, maybe it’s inevitable that I see the Celtic and Rangers frontmen as the most important of all. But the destiny of the 2016/17 season WILL come down to which one of them bags the most goals.”

Leigh Griffiths scores the second goal for CelticLeigh Griffiths scores for Celtic

Both Celtic and Rangers were in action in the Scottish Premiership at the weekend.

Rangers played out a 1-1 draw with Hamilton Academical at Ibrox on Saturday afternoon.

Waghorn scored for Mark Warburton’s side just past the hour mark, but the 26-year-old striker suffered a hamstring injury.

Celtic kicked off their 2016-17 Scottish Premiership campaign with a narrow 2-1 victory over Heart of Midlothian away from home at the Tynecastle Stadium in Edinburgh on Sunday afternoon.

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths in actionCeltic's Leigh Griffiths in action

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