One of the names on the four man shortlist for Scottish young player of the year has been in the news recently. Motherwell’s Jake Hastie is the player in question, who has recently agreed a deal to join Rangers from next season on a four-year deal.
Hastie has had a meteoric rise in the past year.
He has gone from playing with on loan with Alloa to winning a deal with Rangers in the last six months.
Some people may be wondering why Hastie has been nominated for the award. He has only 17 appearances for the Steelmen this season.
However, such has been his impact in such a short period, he is more than worthy of the accolade.
Big impact in short period
In his 17 games this season, he has scored seven goals and has one assist, with all the goals coming in a spell of games since February.
Hastie must have been really impressing his fellow professionals in the run of games since the turn of the year.
After all, they will come up against young players every week. But Hastie’s skill and goalscoring abilities have seen him stand out from the pack.
Will Hastie’s performances be enough to win him the award? It is hard to say. His team-mate David Turnbull may be the slight favourite.
But it is a good sign for the player’s future that he is nominated for such an award after such a short spell as a first-team player.