Kristoffer Ajer will be eager to set record straight after snub

By John Reid

May 7, 2019

There can be no doubt that Celtic’s James Forrest was well-worth winning his Scottish player of the year award. However, when it comes to the young player award, a Celtic player can feel upset that he wasn’t even nominated.

Kristoffer Ajer didn’t even make the four man shortlist of the young player award, which was won by Rangers’ Ryan Kent.

Snub doesn’t make sense

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The snub makes even less sense when you consider that Ajer was named in the Premiership team of the season.

Ajer probably won’t comment on the snub. But he has the right to feel aggrieved. He should look to set the record straight in his performances between now and the end of the season.

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That will begin when he and the rest of his team-mates head to Ibrox to take on Rangers in the last Glasgow derby of the season on Sunday.

Head to head against award-winner

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Ironically, Ajer will be up against the player who won the young player accolade – Ryan Kent.

Ajer will be out to show that the award should have been his. He can do this with a dominant defensive display.

That would prove to his fellow professionals that they made a mistake in not nominating the player for the award.

Ajer has been a revelation for the Hoops this season. He deserved more recognition from his peers. He can prove them wrong, starting on Sunday.