Celtic winger James Forrest named PFA Scotland Premiership Player of the Year
Kilmarnock's Steve Clarke named Manager of the Year; Rangers winger Ryan Kent wins Young Player of the Year award
Last Updated: 05/05/19 11:33pm
Celtic winger James Forrest has been named the PFA Scotland Premiership Player of the Year.
Forrest beat team-mate Callum McGregor and Rangers pair Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos to claim the main prize of the night at the PFA Scotland annual awards.
Forrest scored 11 goals and added nine assists as Celtic won their eighth consecutive Scottish Premiership title.
Kilmarnock's Steve Clarke was named GMB Scotland Manager of the Year award after the Ayrshire team broke their top-flight points record for a second season running.
Clarke saw off competition from Ross County co-managers Stuart Kettlewell and Steven Ferguson, Alloa boss Jim Goodwin and Arbroath's Dick Campbell.
"It feels great, it's always nice to be nominated and extra nice when you actually get your hands on the trophy," Clarke told Sky Sports News.
"I was nominated last year but didn't win the award so to get it this year is great, but it also tells you how good the team has been over the last 18 months."
Rangers winger Kent won the Young Player of the Year award.
Kent, 22, is on loan from Liverpool and he is grateful to Rangers manager Steven Gerrard for giving him the opportunity to shine at Ibrox this season.
"I have been able to showcase my ability not only on a domestic level but also on a European platform and I have Steven Gerard to thank for that," Kent told Sky Sports News.
"I am really grateful for the opportunities that I have been given this season."
Kent is due to return to Liverpool after the season but he says returning to Rangers is something he will consider.
"It is an option, it is a possibility," Kent said. "Since I have walked in the door on day one the fans have been magnificent to me. All the coaching staff and all the players have really made me feel welcome.
"I feel that has got the best out of me. This club has done a lot for me so it would be nice to do a lot for them in the future as well."
Kent was one of four Rangers players named of the PFA Scotland's Premiership Team of the Year. He was joined by team-mates Allan McGregor, James Tavernier and Alfredo Morelos.
Champions Celtic contributed five players with Kristoffer Ajer, Dedryck Boyata, Callum McGregor and Scott Brown named alongside Forrest.
Livingston's Craig Halkett and Aberdeen's Graeme Shinnie were the two other players included.
PFA Scotland's Premiership Team of the Year:
Allan McGregor (Rangers); James Tavernier (Rangers), Kristoffer Ajer (Celtic), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic), Craig Halkett (Livingston); Callum McGregor (Celtic), Scott Brown (Celtic), Graeme Shinnie (Aberdeen); James Forrest (Celtic), Alfredo Morelos (Rangers), Ryan Kent (Rangers).