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25th Apr, 2018 | 5:29pm

Celtic defender unfortunate to miss out on POTY nomination after stunning season

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Celtic centre-back Kristoffer Ajer has been one of the Bhoys’ stand-out performers this season, and can consider himself very unfortunate not to be nominated as Scotland young player of the year.

The year’s nominations were revealed on the PFA Scotland Twitter account, and two Bhoys are nominated, Kieran Tierney and Lewis Morgan, along with Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos and Aberdeen’s Scott McKenna.

Whilst those players have had excellent seasons, and Tierney looks set to win the award for a third season in a row, the 19-year-old Norwegian defender is very unlucky not to be nominated for the accolade.

Since coming into the Hoops side in December he has been a rock in the centre of the Hoops defence, and has shown incredible maturity for such a young player.

Indeed, he has put the more experienced likes of Dedryck Boyata and Jozo Simunovic to shame with his performances, which have been far superior than those two this season.

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The only thing that could have counted against Ajer’s nomination was the fact that he didn’t make his first-team breakthrough until December, there’s no doubt that if he had broke into the team a few months earlier he would have gained a nomination.

If he continues his run of excellent form next season, there is little to no doubt that in a year’s time he will find himself nominated for awards galore.

In other Celtic news, two Hoops players have been nominated as player of the year

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