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25th Apr, 2018 | 4:09pm

Celtic duo to battle Rangers stand-out over end of season award

Celtic pair Lewis Morgan and Kieran Tierney are set to battle Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos in the battle to be named as Scotland’s young player of the year.

The trio, along with Aberdeen’s Scott McKenna, have been nominated for the end of season accolade, as recently revealed by the PFA Scotland Twitter account.

Tierney is aiming to make it a hat-trick of awards, after winning the trophy in the previous two seasons, and he has once again been a stand-out performer for the Hoops.

Morgan has been nominated for his performances for St Mirren, where is he on loan until the end of the season after completing a move to the Hoops in January, where he scored 18 goals and lead the Paisley side to the Championship title.

Morelos has had an excellent first-season with the Gers, scoring 18 goals in all competitions and has been a stand-out player for the Light Blues this season.

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Whilst the nominations of Morelos, McKenna and Tierney are all expected to an extent, it is the one of Morgan which will be of most interest to Hoops fans. It is unusual for a player outside of the top league to be nominated for such a prestigious award, but such as been the great form of Morgan this season that it isn’t a surprise to see him named as one of the top four young players in the country. If we are looking for an early favourite, you would have to imagine that it would be Tierney, although he has not played to the standards he set last season, even though he has had another very good season.

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