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Four Potential Scottish Premiership Players Of The Year

Date: 12th April 2019


It’s reaching award season in Scottish football, when our best players seek to win the individual awards that celebrate them having terrific seasons. 

I thought I’d look at the four players I’d nominate for the Premiership Player of the Year Award. 

Callum McGregor – Celtic 

The midfielder has become an automatic starter at Parkhead. He’s had standout performances both in the Scottish Premiership and in Europe this term. 

Callum is an intelligent central midfielder, he’s great in transition,  and seems to always time his runs to perfection. He has also stepped up his defensive contribution this year, he is very effective at breaking up play and keeping the ball efficiently too. 

He has been a constant in Celtic’s midfield as they stride towards their eighth title in a row, playing in over forty games for the Hoops already this term. 

Callum McGregor is a composed performer and one that seems to revel in the big encounters! 

Alfredo Morelos – Rangers 

Alfredo Morelos has been in red hot for this season. In twenty-seven Premiership games thus far, the striker has hit the net seventeen times. In all competitions, Morelos has scored twenty-nine goals this season! 

The player has improved greatly under new manager Steven Gerrard. He has the skills to beat a player, his hold up play is now top class, he makes smarter runs off the ball and he works hard at defending from the front. 

His form in Scotland has seen the twenty-two year old receive his first international call-up for Colombia and he now has three senior caps. 

Unfortunately he has let himself and his team down due to ill discipline. He’s been red carded four times in the league and has also received eight yellow cards. Those moments of madness may cost him the player of the year award! 

Alan Power – Kilmarnock 

Kilmarnock have been a hugely consistent team under manager Steve Clarke and they currently lie in third place. 

A big part of their success comes from midfield and a lot of that is down to the consistency that they get from central midfielder Alan Power.

Power was recently named Killie’s player of the year by the club’s supporters association, for a second consecutive season. He does a lot of the perceived ‘dirty-work’ like winning the ball back and giving it to the more creative players in the team. That might go unnoticed in many quarters but the fans at Rugby Park certainly appreciate his hard working style. 

It’s not all about the goal getters and the medal winners and personally I think Power’s consistency deserves to be recognised with a nomination! 

James Forrest – Celtic 

At one point this season everything James Forrest touched seemed to turn to gold. For the first time in his Celtic career, the attacker has hit double figures (in terms of goals) in the top flight. As well as improving his scoring form, the winger has also created nine assists for the current champions. 

His highlights for the season include scoring four against St Johnstone in Perth, grabbing the winner in the recent derby win over rivals Rangers and an away goal against Hearts. 

His Scotland form has been sensational too. In November; he struck five times in two games against Albania and Israel. They just couldn’t handle his pace and his finishing was joyous to watch. 

It’s great to see James Forrest hitting his peak form now that he’s entering his peak years. He has finally set his injury problems aside and is now one of our country’s top talents.

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