CRAIG BEATTIE believes his former Swansea City pal Scott Sinclair is a certainty to win the Player of the Year award.
The ex-Celtic striker played alongside the Englishman as Brendan Rodgers guided the Welsh outfit towards the top flight in 2011.
And 31-year-old Beattie, now at Edinburgh City, is delighted to see Sinclair playing with a smile on his face again.
He said: “I know Scott and how well he is doing doesn’t surprise me. I played alongside him at Swansea and then he went to Manchester City, which was a move he just couldn’t knock back.
“Everybody knows if you go there you could become a superstar, but, unfortunately, that didn’t quite materialise.
“Now he is in Glasgow and he is happy. The way he is playing tells you everything you need to know.
“What he is doing right now is playing the games, scoring the goals and it is an absolute pleasure to watch him. He is top, top professional and a really good lad.
“Stuart Armstrong and Scott Brown have had good seasons and Moussa Dembele is scoring all the goals, but the impact Sinclair has had and what he is bringing to the team just makes him a little bit different.
“He pins defenders and makes back lines drop into their own box, which gets Dembele and other boys closer to the box.
“When you sit down and analyse it, there is only one Player of the Year and, for me, it is has to be Scott.”