End of an era as Tierney won't be young player of the year

By John Reid

May 2, 2019

An end of an era has occurred in Scottish football. For the first time in four years, Celtic’s Kieran Tierney won’t be named as Scotland’s young player of the year.

The Celtic left-back failed to make the four man shortlist of the award he has won for the last three seasons.

In a way it is understandable that he has not been nominated for the accolade this season.

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Remarkable achievement

Tierney has had to deal with plenty of injuries, especially groin and hip issues. That makes his run of three consecutive awards all the more remarkable.

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In this day and age, for a player to be than consistent at such a young age deserves all the praise in the world.

Slim chance of feat being repeated

The chances of the feat being repeated would have to be slim. You have to be a really special talent to be voted as the best young player by your peers three seasons in a row.

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It is testament to how good a player Tierney has been since breaking into the Hoops first-team. In years to come, the trio of awards will go down in history.

They were amongst the first individual awards won by a player who has gone on to have a great career. Now the task for Tierney is to get fit and win the senior player of the year award.