Only a few weeks ago we ran an article on our player of the year contenders. We shortlisted Fraser Forster, Ryan Christie, Odesonne Edouard and Callum McGregor and to be honest it was a tough choice, which can only be a good sign for Celtic fans.
A lot of the feedback on our social network sites favoured Callum McGregor. To be honest, there really isn’t a right answer. That should make things safe for Sky Sports pundits Kris Boyd and Andy Walker as they work their way through the league and pick their POTY.
When it came to the champions both agreed on the same player, Odesonne Edouard. The French striker has been red hot this season and leads the scoring charts in the SPFL. The forward has shown up for the big games this season and scored some important goals. His pairing with Leigh Griffiths was setting the domestic scene a light until the curtain came down on the season.
This what the pair had to say about Celtic’s red hot French ace.
Boyd: Odsonne Edouard
“He’s a class above everyone else in the league. He’s got everything. He glides past defenders as if they are not there. He’s got skill, perhaps one criticism can be his finishing, he tries to place everything in the corners. He’s not from the same finishing school as someone like Griffiths but in terms of the all-round package, he’s the best player in Scotland. Yes, he has the supply line from his teammates but you’ve got to get into those positions.”
Walker: Odsonne Edouard
“Most Celtic fans would agree with me when I say Edouard – he’s been their most influential player. He steps up on the big occasion, scores important goals, links the play and is so good in possession. Some of his twin striker play with Leigh Griffiths in recent weeks was sparkling to watch.”
The player of the year can only come from Celtic after the season they were having. The Hoops were on track for a fourth consecutive treble until football was cut short but here are the rest of the players singled out from each club by the pair.
Rangers: Allan McGregor (Both)
Motherwell: Liam Donnelly (Walker) Declan Gallagher (Boyd)
Aberdeen: Sam Cosgrove (Both)
Livingston: Lyndon Dykes (Both)
Hibs: Scott Allan (Walker) Christian Doidge (Boyd)
St Johnstone: Ali McCann (Walker) Ali McCann (Boyd)
Kilmarnock: Gary Dicker Walker Stuart Findlay (Boyd)
St. Mirren: Vaclav Hladky (Both)
Ross County: Billy McKay (Walker) Ross Stewart (Boyd)
Hamilton: Lewis Smith (Walker) Alex Gogic (Boyd)
Hearts: Aaron Hickey (Both)