Celtic trio amongst nominees for PFA player of the year awards

By Lewis Laird

April 27, 2022

Celtic’s Callum McGregor and Tom Rogic have been nominated for the PFA Premiership player of the year award.

The Hoops duo will be up against Regan Charles Cook of Ross County and former Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon after both players enjoyed strong seasons with their sides.

Young winger Liel Abada has also been nominated for an award by the PFA, with the 20-year old being amongst the four names for young player of the year.

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McGregor, Rogic and Abada have all played a vital role in the successful rebuild of the club and Ange Postecoglou’s side, who currently sit top of the Scottish Premiership with a six-point lead.

Having been at the club for several seasons, it has been an incredible turnaround for both McGregor and Rogic after suffering such a disappointing campaign last year.

Joining in the summer transfer window as one of Postecoglou’s first summer signings, Abada has hit the ground running on his arrival in Glasgow, scoring 15 goals and providing 11 assists.

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Some Celtic players will feel hard done by, but there are two clear winners for both awards.

After such a brilliant season, a few of Ange Postecoglou’s squad will likely feel hard done by for not being among the four names nominated for the player of the year award.

Players such as Cameron Carter Vickers have enjoyed a superb first campaign in the green and white and are unfortunate not to be nominated.

At the end of the day, though, only four players can be nominated, and there wouldn’t be too many complaints no matter which member of the squad it would have been.

Ultimately, this award has two clear winners for their performances this season: Callum McGregor and Liel Abada.

Without the Celtic duo, we might have been in a different place if it hadn’t been for their impact on this new-look side.

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