Celtic dominate Scottish awards

Celtic have come out on top in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League awards with Neil Lennon voted manager of the season, defender Charlie Mulgrew named player of the season and winger James Forrest picking up the young player prize.

Lennon earned his accolade after taking the Hoops on a 17-match winning run during the course of the season, which saw Celtic claim the SPL title.

Mulgrew’s award is his fifth of the campaign after winning votes from Celtic fans and players, his fellow professionals at PFA Scotland and the Scottish Football Writers Association.

Forrest also increased his tally of gongs after being named young player of the year by Celtic fans, as well as claiming awards from PFA Scotland and the Scottish Football Writers.

* Hull have sacked manager Nick Barmby, accusing him of “casting public doubt on the integrity” of the club’s board.

Only in the job for six months after taking over from Nigel Pearson in November, Barmby was widely reported to have been suspended last week in the wake of an interview he gave questioning the lack of money made available to him in the January transfer window.

Hull’s owners took exception to the comments and last night confirmed Barmby’s dismissal, claiming the former England international has misled fans with his comments.


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