Hibs star Josh Doig up for PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year as he goes for the double

Hibs ace Josh Doig could land a second young player of the year award after being shortlisted for the PFA Scotland accolade.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 11:18 am
Updated Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 2:33 pm
Josh Doig is up for the PFA Scotland young player of the year award. Picture: SNS

The 18-year-old was named the SFWA Young Scottish Player of the Year at the weekend.

Doig could now finish the season with a second gong to recognise his breakthrough.

The teenager has excelled at both left-back and left wing-back throughout the campaign becoming an important member of the Easter Road squad.

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Across the next three games he could help Hibs finish third in the top-flight for the first time since 2005 and add a second Scottish Cup triumph since 2016 with the final against St Johnstone later this month.

Doig will likely come up against another nominee in the final with Saints midfield ace Ali McCann nominated. The duo face competition for the award, with all players under the age of 21 on the first day of the season eligible, from Nathan Patterson of Rangers and Celtic's David Turnbull.

He said: “It would be pretty incredible if the first time Josh’s parents got to see him play for the first team was in the Scottish Cup final. Winning it would be even better!”

Doig has played 32 times for the Hibees this season and has already attracted plenty of admiring glances from down south.

He will find out if he has won the award on Sunday, May 16, the day after the final league game of the season when Hibs host Celtic at Easter Road.

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