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Celtic scooped another top double at the Scottish Professional Footballers Association awards tonight when Chris Sutton and Stephen Pearson picked up the top prizes.

The Glasgow giants clinched the Bank of Scotland Premier League last week and are hot favourites to land the Tennent’s Scottish Cup on May 22.

And tonight they had more cause for celebrations as versatile Englishman Sutton was voted player of the season, ahead of team-mates Henrik Larsson, Stilian Petrov and Rangers goalkeeper Stefan Klos, by his fellow professionals.

Pearson made it a double for the Parkhead club by beating former Motherwell team-mate David Clarkson, Hibernian’s Derek Riordan and Hearts’ Craig Gordon to the young player prize.

SPFA chief Tony Higgins told the Press Association: “This reflects the type of season that Celtic have had.

“Celtic had three final nominations for the player of the year award and for them to have two main winners does reflect how big a season they have had at home and in Europe.”

Clyde forward Ian Harty, Forfar’s Paul Tosh and Stranraer midfielder Michael Moore scooped the top prizes for the Bell’s First, Second and Third Divisions respectively.

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