Pressley hails awards four
By Amanda Cornforth
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Steven Pressley has praised his Celtic team-mates who are up for awards from their peers.
Celtic defender Steven Pressley has praised four of his team-mates who are up for awards from their peers.
Japan midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura, Poland goalkeeper Artur Boruc and defender Lee Naylor are up against Aberdeen captain Russell Anderson for the Scottish Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year.
Aiden McGeady is also up for the young player award.
The awards take place on Sunday shortly after Celtic take on Kilmarnock in the league, where victory would hand them the Premier League title.
"Artur is a fantastic goalkeeper and has not just proved it with Celtic, he has proved it on the international stage and had a very good World Cup," Pressley told the club's website.
"Lee has had a fantastic season as well and is a very complete full-back.
"Shunsuke is an exceptional football player. All teams want someone who can make the different and in Naka you have certainly got that.
"Aiden is an immensely talented young player and these are the kind of players that supporters pay their money to go and watch.
"They are players who get people off their seats and the hardest part of the game is to be creative and take people on.
"In Aiden we have a player who can do that, he is a very exciting player and year by year he seems to be getting better and better, he has had another fantastic season."
Meanwhile, Celtic have released 20-year-old defender Ryan McCafferty to allow him to find a new club for next season.