Celtic sensation sends Twitter message to fans after winning player of the year award
By Danny Wright
Celtic teenager Kieran Tierney has taken to Twitter to thank the supporters who voted for him to win the club’s young player of the season award.
The 19-year-old sensation scooped the accolade for the second consecutive year at the Bhoys’ end of season awards ceremony on Sunday night.
Celtic announced the news in a statement on their official website.
“For the second year in a row, Kieran Tierney was named Young Player of the Year,” the article read.
Tierney, 19, has been in inspirational form for the Hoops this season, scoring two goals and supplying a staggering 12 assists in 36 appearances across all competitions.
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“Thank yous all so much for voting I’m very grateful for the support as always,” he said in a post on his personal Twitter account.
Thank yous all so much for voting I'm very grateful for the support as always ???? pic.twitter.com/fTHcc2gqi2
— Kieran Tierney (@kierantierney1) May 1, 2017
Tierney’s season took a massive setback in October when he was hit with a ruptured cruciate ligament.
However he forced his way back into Brendan Rodgers’ first-team plans after the winter break to take part in all but one of their Scottish Premiership games.
The Isle of Man-born left-back scored his first league goal of the campaign against Ross County last week and was a big part of the team that thrashed fierce rivals Rangers 5-1 at Ibrox on Saturday.
Scott Sinclair picked up the player of the year award for his impressive debut season at Parkhead while Moussa Dembele earned the top goal scorer and goal of the season accolades.
Highly-rated youngster Jack Aitchison was handed with the academy player of the season honour.
In other Celtic news, Mikael Lustig has said how many goals the Hoops could have scored against Rangers.