Hibs left-back Josh Doig, Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson, Rangers right-back Nathan Patterson and Celtic attacking midfielder David Turnbull have been nominated for the SFWA (Scottish Football Writers Association) 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 the likes of Celtic and Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City, amongst others, are taking a transfer interest in him.

Doig has admirers at Celtic and in Rodgers as he targets the SFWA Young Player of the Year award.

Doig has admirers at Celtic and in Rodgers as he targets the SFWA Young Player of the Year award. (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Aberdeen star Ferguson is looking to join the likes of Kieran Tierney and Steven Fletcher in retaining the award. Ferguson won the honour last season and is in line to win it again, although he faces stiff competition.

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, where he won the SFWA Young Player of the Year award for his form in the 2018/19 season.

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