Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor believes that Hoops skipper Scott Brown should be named as this season’s player of the year in Scotland – although he thinks that some players might not vote for him.

The Hoops mainstay – who has made 45 appearances for the Bhoys so far this season – thinks that Brown or his fellow Bhoy James Forrest have the biggest claims to follow in Scott Sinclair’s footsteps and be named as Scotland’s player of the year.

“I think he would be right up there. He sets the tone every week” McGregor said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“I think James has had a great season as well.

“So it would probably be a toss-up between those two.

“Mind you, Scott will never get voted! Maybe he needs to calm down a bit. No, he has been excellent for us and we are delighted to have him.”

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Brown has lead the Hoops to a significant lead in the Scottish Premiership table and the Hoops are on the verge of clinching a seventh successive league title.

Whilst Forrest has had the best season of his career so far, scoring 16 goals which is by far his best goalscoring tally for any season.

Football Insider verdict

Brown and Forrest are definitely the two stand-out players when it comes to who should be named as player of the year for 2017-18. Brown hasn’t won the award since 2009, and it would be a deserved addition to his many honours won at the Hoops, as he has lead the team magnificently. Forrest has been a sensation this season, he has turned from a squad player into a man who must start for the team every week, taking the place of the like of Scott Sinclair and Patrick Roberts in the side. Perhaps Brown might just be the slight favourite of the two players to win, but either one would be a worthy player of the year.

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