CELTIC winger James Forrest has been rewarded for a sensational season by winning the PFA Player of the Year trophy last night.

The 27-year-old Scotland international attacker pipped Hoops team-mate Callum McGregor to the prestigious prize.

Forrest’s consistency in this campaign has been praiseworthy with 22 goals for club and country, including four in the champions’ 6-0 triumph over St Johnstone in Perth in October and a hat-trick against Israel at Hampden the following month.

The prolific raider picked up his eighth title when he helped Neil Lennon’s men to a 3-0 success at Pittodrie to mark a memorable weekend.

CRASH…James Forrest thumps in the opener in the 3-0 semi-final win over Aberdeen.

CHEERS…James Forrest celebrates his wonder strike with Kieran Tierney and Kristoffer Ajer about to join in.

Forrest, though, missed the ceremony at a Glasgow hotel – and was believed to be with his Parkhead team-mates on a trip to Dublin to celebrate the latest flag victory.

The flanker has been on fire this term and has scored some crucial goals on the big occasion, notably his howitzers in the Scottish Cup-ties against Hibs at Easter Road and Aberdeen at Hampden on the club’s trip to the showpiece shoot-out with Hearts on May 25.

Both games were goalless before Forrest struck to pilot the Hoops through dangerous encounters.

No-one would bet against him taking centre stage against the Edinburgh outfit at the national stadium later this month.

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