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Is Adam Rooney about to join a roll of honour including Gascoigne, Di Canio and Larsson?

The Dubliner is one of four nominees for the Scottish PFA Player of the Year award.

Rooney is the SPL's leading scorer this term.
Rooney is the SPL's leading scorer this term.
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FORMER REPUBLIC OF Ireland U21 international Adam Rooney has been nominated for the Scottish PFA Player of the Year award after playing a central role in Aberdeen’s title push.

The Dubliner has scored 27 goals in all competitions this season and could become the second Irishman to win the award after Aiden McGeady was voted the SPL’s best player in 2007-08.

Bookmakers have already installed the 27-year-old as the 7/4 favourite to pip the Celtic pair of Virgil van Dijk and Stefan Johansen and Dundee striker Greg Stewart to the accolade.

Rooney, who moved to Pittodrie on a permanent deal last summer, is the league’s top-scorer with 17 goals in 33 outings.

He has been capped nine times at U21 level for Ireland but has yet to be called up to the senior squad.

The winner will be announced at the Scottish PFA awards ceremony on 3 May in Glasgow.

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