Celtic and Rangers defenders get deserved recognition in latest batch of award nominees

Celtic defender Cameron Carter-Vickers is one of two players from the current cinch Premiership leaders nominated for the Scottish Football Writers’ Player of the Year award.

Rangers' James Tavernier and Celtic's Cameron Carter-Vickers have been nominated for awards.
Rangers' James Tavernier and Celtic's Cameron Carter-Vickers have been nominated for awards.

A surprise omission for some from the PFA Scotland awards, the on-loan American defender has been an impressive figure at the heart of Celtic’s defence and has been given deserved recognition for his performances since joining from Tottenham Hotspur.

Carter-Vickers, who recently scored the winning goal in an Old Firm clash with Rangers at Ibrox, is joined on the SFWA shortlist by his team-mate and Celtic captain Callum McGregor.

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There is also a nomination for Rangers skipper James Tavernier, who was also left out of the the PFA list. The full-back has helped guide Rangers to the Europa League semi-finals and the Scottish Cup final, being a driving force in attack and defence.

Hearts goalkeeper Craig Gordon, who has been one of the club’s best players this season, makes up the shortlist.

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