Former Celtic defender Mark Wilson has named seven Celtic players in his team of the season.
Football in Scotland is currently in a state of lockdown, with no certainty regarding whether it will return or not. That means that we may have played our last game of football in the 2019/20 season.
So far this term, Celtic have won the Betfred Cup, lead the way in the Premiership by 13 points, and are also into the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup. A quadruple-treble looked a certainty, and hopefully, it can still be achieved further down the line.
And Wilson, who currently manages Brechin City in League Two, had a very Celtic-themed team of the season in the Scottish Sun:
“Jeremie Frimpong – the youngster has been outstanding in attack and defence all season and chipped in with a few goals. Christopher Jullien and Kristoffer Ajer – the pair have struck up a decent partnership, conceding the fewest goals while adding a good few in attack.
“Scott Brown and Callum McGregor – The duo have been unbelievably consistent over 50 games since the start of season. They’re the perfect partnership that keeps Celtic ticking and both have also been key contributors in the goal department.
“Ryan Christie – Would be Player of the Year if not for Edouard. He had a great start to season and was unlucky to miss out through injury. Great volume of goals for a midfielder. Odsonne Edouard – He’s been the complete all round striker this year. Can play off the shoulder, can hold it up, can drop into hole and can score free kicks. He works hard for the team also with minimum fuss.”
Forster and Forrest unlucky not to be in there
Wilson has pretty much chosen nearly every Celtic player you would’ve thought would be in it. However, you can also make claims for James Forrest and Fraser Forster being in there too.
Forster produced heroics in Celtic’s Europa League campaign in particular. Then again, Wilson may be choosing players who have impressed the most in domestic terms. In any case, Forster still has a case.
Forrest, meanwhile, has been terrific in terms of his return in Scotland. Jimmy has scored 11 goals domestically and assisted 18 (Transfermarkt). Chris Burke, who makes Wilson’s team, has six goals and 12 assists in domestic action (Transfermarkt).
In fairness, Wilson is probably trying to just make his team more represented by other clubs in the league. Hence the reason the likes of Scott Allan, Stuart Findlay, and Burke are in there.
He’s certainly more honest than Alex Rae, who only includes four Celtic players in his team. Edouard, McGregor, Forrest, and Jullien make his. No room for the likes of Christie, Ajer, Frimpong, or Brown to name a few.
Then again, those omitted certainly won’t be losing any sleep over it.