Josh Doig, Lewis Ferguson, Nathan Patterson and David Turnbull have been nominated for the Scottish Football Writers Double Tree by Hilton Young Player of the Year Award.
The Aberdeen Ferguson midfielder, who won the award in 2020, could only become the third player to be named Scotland’s best youngster in the following years.
Turnbull, who won the award in 2019 at Motherwell, enjoyed an impressive first season with Celtic while left-back Hibernian Doig’s performances caught the attention of Arsenal, Celtic and Chelsea.
Fellow defender Patterson made 14 appearances for Rangers as they ended their 10-year wait for a Premiership title. Danny Wilson was the last Rangers player to win this award in 2010.
2004: Stephen Pearson (Celtic)
2005: Derek Riordan (Hibernian)
2006: Steven Naismith (Kilmarnock)
2007: Scott Brown (Hibernian)
2008: Steven Fletcher (Hibernian)
2009: Steven Fletcher (Hibernian)
2010: Danny Wilson (Rangers)
2011: David Goodwillie (Dundee United)
2012: James Forrest (Celtic)
2013: Stuart Armstrong (Dundee United)
2014: Stevie May (St Johnstone)
2015: Ryan Christie (Caledonian thistle from Inverness)
2016: Kieran Tierney (Celtic)
2017: Kieran Tierney (Celtic)
2018: Kieran Tierney (Celtic)
2019: David Turnbull (Motherwell)
2020: Lewis Ferguson (Aberdeen)
‘Celtic need 10 new players to catch Rangers’
Celtic need 10 new players to catch up with Glasgow rivals Rangers after Steven Gerrard’s side won the Old Firm game on Sunday 4-1, Billy Dodds says.
Rangers bolstered their status as a dominant team in Scotland with a complete and entertaining 4-1 victory over 10-man Celtic at Ibrox, dooming them to their heaviest loss in an Old Firm game since 2007.
It also saw Rangers move within two games of an ‘Invincible’ league season and marked the first time Celtic failed to beat city rivals in a campaign for the first time since 1999/00.
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“You can see how fast it can turn,” said Dodds, who won a league and cup brace with the Rangers in 2000. Sky Sports News.
“Rangers struggled last year and Celtic dominated for a long time, but the tables have changed this year and it’s up to Celtic to find a solution to that.
“For me it will be a huge rebuilding job. Rangers probably only need one or two more players just to improve their squad, but with Celtic, I’m telling you, you’re talking about at least 8-10 players for them. Do it right. “