By Will Butcher
Celtic captain Scott Brown has won the SPFL’s Star Man award after excelling in his side’s 1-0 win over Old Firm rivals Rangers.
The 31-year-old was at the centre of both Celtic’s defensive and attacking play, as the Hoops saw off their arch enemies to book a place in the final of the Betfred Cup.
The SPFL’s official Twitter account revealed the news, which saw goalscorer Moussa Dembele also named in the side after scoring late on with a skillful finish past Matt Gilks, who was also picked.
— SPFL (@spfl) October 25, 2016
Largely thanks to Brown and Dembele, Celtic now face Aberdeen in the final of the Cup as manager Brendan Rodgers’ targets his first piece of silverware as manager of the 47-time Scottish champions.
Premiership title challengers Aberdeen saw off Championship side Morton 2-0 in the other semi final, with goals coming from Adam Rooney and Kenny McLean.
Celtic’s 1-0 win has secured their second Old Firm triumph of the season, after beating the Gers 5-1 at Celtic Park back in September with Dembele notching a hat-trick.
Brown and co. now face St. Johnstone on Wednesday, as they look to go seven points clear with a game in hand at the top of the Scottish Premiership.