Gordon wins player award
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Hearts goalkeeper Craig Gordon has been voted Player of the Year.
Hearts goalkeeper Craig Gordon has been voted Player of the Year by the Scottish Football Writers' Association.
Gordon beat Celtic striker Shaun Maloney and Hearts team-mate Paul Hartley to the award.
22-year-old Gordon has enjoyed a fine season with the Edinburgh-based outfit, helping them maintain their bid to finish in second place in The SPL and also playing his part in the club reaching the Scottish FA Cup final.
The Scottish international is the first Hearts player to win the trophy since Sandy Jardine 20 years ago and Gordon was delighted to receive the accolade.
"There are obviously not too many goalkeepers that have won it and not too many Hearts players, so on both these counts it's a very big honour for me and the club," said Gordon.
Kilmarnock striker Steven Naismith won the Young Player of the Year prize.