Duo delight at Scottish gongs
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Craig Gordon and Steven Naismith have revealed their delight at winning top honours.
Hearts keeper Craig Gordon and Kilmarnock striker Steven Naismith have revealed their delight at winning this season's top honours.
Gordon was named the Player of the Year by the Scottish Football Writers' Association while Naismith claimed the Young Player of the Year gong.
Hearts ace Gordon is delighted a keeper won the honour as it had been over 10 years since Rangers' Andy Goram scooped the prize in 1993.
"It's a great honour," said Gordon. "It's a fantastic achievement and one I'm very happy with.
"It's been 10 years since another goalkeeper has won it and 20 years since a player from Hearts has won it."
Naismith remembers Hibs' Derek Riordan winning Young Player of the Year in 2005 and is stunned to follow in his footsteps just 12 months later.
"I was here a year ago as a guest seeing Derek Riordan picking up the award thinking how good it would be," said Naismith.
"To be here winning it a year later is just unbelievable."