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Disappointment for Irish winger as Griffiths named Scottish player of the year

Meanwhile, Rangers captain Lee Wallace was named as the Championship player of the year.

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths (right) has been voted Scotland's player of the year.
Celtic's Leigh Griffiths (right) has been voted Scotland's player of the year.
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THERE WAS disappointment for Irish international Jonny Hayes, after he missed out on winning the Scottish PFA Player of the Year this evening.

Hayes had been nominated, along with Dundee pair Greg Stewart and Kane Hemmings, and Celtic striker Lee Griffiths, who ultimately claimed the award for a second time, having scored 39 goals in all competitions this season.

The 28-year-old Irish winger has been an integral member of an Aberdeen side that has challenged for the title this season, but look set to just fall short in their bid for glory.

In 41 appearances for the Dons, Hayes has scored six goals — including one in the 4-1 win over Motherwell yesterday (see below) — and his fine form saw him rewarded at international level, with the Dubliner making his Ireland debut off the bench in the recent 1-0 friendly win over Switzerland, in addition to a further substitute appearance in the 2-2 friendly draw with Slovakia a few days later.

Meanwhile, Rangers captain Lee Wallace was named as the Championship player of the year, while Celtic defender Kieran Tierney received the young player of the year award and Gers boss Mark Warburton got the manager of the year accolade for guiding his club to promotion back to the Scottish Premiership.

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(Watch Hayes’ goal from 1.12 on in the video below)

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