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Chris Sutton: It's a sham if this Celtic player doesn't win award

Chris Sutton has declared that the Scottish player of the year awards will be “a sham” if Celtic captain Scott Brown isn’t voted as Scotland’s best player this season.

Sutton, as shown by the Football on BT Sport Twitter account, was adamant that Brown has to win the award, which is due to be handed out on Sunday, even though his fellow pundit Steven Craigan thought that Kilmarnock’s Kris Boyd has a chance of winning the honour.

“Scott Brown, absolutely no doubt, if he doesn’t win it it’s a sham,” Sutton said.

Brown and Boyd are amongst the four nominations for the prestigious award, alongside fellow Celt James Forrest and Hibernian’s John McGinn.

Football Insider verdict

There is no doubt that of the four players that have been nominated for the award, Brown has had the best season of them all, and he would be a worthy winner of what would be his second Scottish player of the year award. The fact that he won his first award nine years ago in 2009 is testament to the career that he has had, and to his resurgence in recent years under the management of Brendan Rodgers. Brown, at the age of 32-years-old, is more influential than he has ever been in his decade with the Bhoys, and his ability to drag the team to victory when all looks to be lost is a big reason why he should win the award.

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