Celtic defender finally gets annual award recognition

By John McGinley

April 30, 2022

Celtic defender Cameron Carter-Vickers has been nominated for one of the annual awards in Scottish football after all.

Earlier in the week, there was a bit of reaction to his lack of appearance on the PFA Scotland player of the year list, with Chris Sutton the most high-profile of those aggrieved.

Carter-Vickers is now included on the shortlist to win the Scottish Football Writers’ Award, alongside midfielder Callum McGregor, Hearts goalkeeper Craig Gordon and Rangers full-back James Tavernier.

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Voted on by journalists as opposed to players themselves, the Bhoys centre-back has a very good chance of winning the award outright at a ceremony next weekend.

That goes for McGregor too, who has been nominated on both shortlists.

Carter-Vickers has been outstanding since joining the club on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, starting every match he’s been available for since.

His strength and composure has been a large part of helping Celtic have the best defensive record in the league.

The USA international also starts plenty of attacks with passes into midfield, a role he is growing into more and more as the season goes on.

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Ultimately McGregor may pip him across the board when it comes to the club, PFA and writers awards, but that would be as a result of the captain’s incredible levels rather than a slight on Carter-Vickers.

Many more Celtic players could have realistically been nominated for all the annual awards, demonstrating the collective effort that this season has been.

Good luck to Cameron, Callum and Tom Rogic when it comes to the personal silverware!

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