The Professional Footballers Association Scotland have announced Hibs’ Josh Doig, St Johnstone’s Ali McCann, Celtic midfielder David Turnbull and Rangers’ Nathan Patterson have been nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year award.
Doig’s form for Hibs this season has resulted in him becoming the Easter Road club’s number one left-back. He has been a standout for Jack Ross’ side and won the Scottish Football Writers Association’s Player of the Year award this week amid transfer interest from Celtic and big clubs down south.
McCann wasn’t eligible for nomination for the SFWA award but he earns this nod off the back of an incredible season with St Johnstone, where he could become a cup double winner. The Saints won the League Cup in February and are in the Scottish Cup final, Celtic scouting him during the semi-final win over St Mirren. He’s also a fully-fledged Northern Ireland international.
While not a regular pick throughout the season, Patterson has been nominated after his nine domestic appearances showed promise, throwing the Rangers right-back into contention for a Euro 2020 spot with Scotland this summer.
Turnbull meanwhile has been excellent for Celtic in what has been a disappointing season for the Parkhead club. He has established himself in the Celtic team after a £3 million transfer from Motherwell last year.
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