Celtic and Aberdeen dominate PFA Scotland Team of the Year
By Matthew Treadwell
Last Updated: 05/05/17 11:40am
Players from Celtic and Aberdeen dominate the PFA Scotland Team of the Year, with both clubs having enjoyed successful seasons.
Celtic have the opportunity to complete the domestic double when they face the Dons in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park on May 27 and their dominance has been recognised by the team, as voted for by fellow players.
Hoops defenders Mikael Lustig and Kieran Tierney - already nominated as PFA Scotland Young player of the Year - make the starting XI.
Stuart Armstrong and Celtic skipper Scott Brown - controversially omitted for the Player of the Year Award - are selected in midfield.
Strikers Moussa Dembele and Scott Sinclair have been in prolific form this season, with Dembele scoring 32 goals and Sinclair 25. They too get the nod.
Armstrong, Dembele and Sinclair are also up for the PFA Scotland Player of the Year award, with Dembele also included in the young player category.
Aberdeen's impressive campaign has been acknowledged, with Joe Lewis named in goal after keeping 20 clean sheets this season.
Dons defender Shay Logan is also included, as are midfielder Kenny McLean and striker Jonny Hayes, who joins the trio of Celtic players in being nominated for the PFA Scotland Player of the Year award.
Partick Thistle defender Liam Lindsay completes the Team of the Year after playing a crucial role in ensuring they finished in the top half of the table come the post-season split.
Scotland PFA Team of the Year:
Joe Lewis; Shay Logan (both Aberdeen), Mikael Lustig (Celtic), Liam Lindsay, (Partick Thistle) Kieran Tierney; Stuart Armstrong, Scott Brown (all Celtic) Kenny McLean; Jonny Hayes (both Aberdeen), Moussa Dembele, Scott Sinclair (both Celtic)