Bhoy McGeady lands double Scots player award
Celtic winger Aiden McGeady has followed in the footsteps of former team-mate Shaun Maloney by landing PFA Scotland's SPL Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards. The 22-year-old Republic of Ireland international matched the achievement of Maloney, who achieved the feat two years ago, becoming the first player to do the double. McGeady has had an outstanding season for Celtic, who lead the Clydesdale Bank Premier League by two points from Rangers. Rangers defender Carlos Cuellar had been strongly fancied to win the SPL player award but lost out to McGeady at the presentations dinner in Glasgow. Maloney won both top awards while at Celtic, before his move to Aston Villa. There were three Celtic players in contention for the top award this time, with Scott McDonald and Barry Robson also on the four-man shortlist. For the young player prize, McGeady finished ahead of Hibernian's Steven Fletcher, Falkirk's Scott Arfield, Kevin McDonald of Dundee and Motherwell's Ross McCormack. Hamilton boss Billy Reid was named manager of the year, as Rangers finished empty-handed at the awards. Rangers manager Walter Smith was a strong contender for the award, with his team in the hunt for three more trophies to add to their CIS Insurance Cup triumph.