Celtic skipper Scott Brown has brushed aside suggestions that he should be named as Scotland’s player of the year, and has named Hoops winger James Forrest as the man who should win the award.

Forrest has had the best season of his career so far with 16 goals scored, and the Bhoys captain believes that is good enough to be recognised by his fellow players.

“We’ve got so many good players. James Forrest has been our player of the year by a country mile given how well he’s played – he’s been exceptional after coming through here as a young kid,” Brown said, as quoted by the Evening Times.

“He’s doing it week-in, week-out against quality players and working under a manager who loves him.”

Brown has already been named as Scotland’s player of the year back in 2009, whilst Forrest won the young player of the year award in 2012.

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Brown is correct about Forrest, who has been superb for the Hoops this season, even though his form has slightly tailed off in the last few weeks. The Hoops haven’t played as well as last season when they dominated the player of the year nominations, and to be honest it is likely that Brown and Forrest are the only two players from the Scottish champions who are likely to be nominated. Brown might be the slight favourite to win the honour as he has dragged the Hoops to another league title and potentially a domestic treble almost on his own at times.

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