Former Celtic striker Charlie Nicholas has delivered his verdict on who should be named as Scotland’s player of the year.

He sees it as a battle between two Celtic players. He has tipped James Forrest to edge out Callum McGregor for the award.

“Edging ahead”

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“They simply have far superior talent, with James Forrest and Callum McGregor in brilliant form again and Forrest edging ahead of McGregor in the player of the year stakes with key goals at key times” Nicholas wrote in the Daily Star Scotland, as cited in the Daily Star.

Nicholas went on to claim that he thinks the Hoops will win their third successive domestic treble.


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“Celtic have characters all over the park which means the treble treble is now more likely than ever.”


Down to two for player of the year

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It does seem that when it comes to Celtic players, the battle to be named as player of the year will be between Forrest and McGregor.

As Nicholas says, perhaps Forrest just has the edge over McGregor for now. His 17 goals and 20 assists are a quite remarkable record.

McGregor’s stats aren’t quite as impressive, but Celtic aren’t the same team when he isn’t in the side. The pair have made Celtic tick this season, and have managed to carry a Celtic side to the brink of another treble. Whoever wins the award will be fully deserving of such an accolade.


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