IN Kris Boyd and Lewis Macleod Rangers have two players that can make a real difference in the eyes of defender Richard Foster.

Macleod’s early season form has been a highlight for the Light Blues and Boyd has begun to find his scoring touch with five goals in the Gers’ last three outings.

For Foster, currently sidelined by a calf injury, watching the pair contribute while he has been out has been a pleasure.

He said: “It’s only early doors, but Lewis has probably been our best player this season so far. I’ve loved to watch him – he’s quality on the ball, his movement is fantastic, he has a great range of passing and a real ability to get goals. 

“He’s arguably one of the best young players that I’ve ever had the pleasure of playing with. 

“When you’ve got the football quality that Lewis has, it comes back to you very quickly once you’ve been out. 

“We’ve seen it from pre-season and the early games this season the natural ability that he has. We’ve seen already from this season that if he can keep going he’ll be a top player.

 “Kris is a guy who always seems to be in the right place at the right time in the box for the ball to come in. If there’s a free ball inside the box and it lands to him then it’ll usually end up as a goal. 

“He’s got five in the last couple of games and I think we can see now that he’s going to score a lot of goals this season.”

The addition of Boyd in the summer along with Kenny Miller, Marius Zaliukas and Darren McGregor has given Gers new strength in depth according to Foster.

He added: “It’s good that we have a squad of players that if needed, the manager can turn to them and by and large that’s what we have. 

“I think we’ve got a very strong squad and if a couple of players drop out and couple of players come in, there’s not a difference in the quality of the team and that can only be a positive thing.”

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