JOE HART is in line for a personal accolade as he prepares to bring down the curtain on his three eventful years at Celtic.

The 75 times-capped England international keeper answered an SOS from former boss Ange Postecoglou to quit Spurs in a £1million switch to join the Greek-Australian’s revolution at the fallen champions.

Hart was recruited in August 2021 after the newly-arrived gaffer had failed to be convinced about the qualities of Vasilis Barkas or Scott Bain in the first three games of his reign.

The shotstopper, who will celebrate his 37th birthday next month, recently announced his plans for retirement after winning five honours at the club – two titles, two League Cups and a Scottish Cup – in his first two years.

RISE AND SHINE…Joe Hart fists clear from the challenging Stephen Kingsley of Hearts.

Hart is hoping to play his part in the Parkhead outfit’s bid for a league and Cup double this season and has been a stand-out in a turbulent campaign with a series of impressive performances.

The evergreen shotstopper is now in contention to pick up the Celtic Player of the Year award which will be announced at the Glasgow Hydro on Sunday May 12 when 11,000 fans are expected to attend the glitzy ceremony.

Hart is one of eight candidates in the running for the honour along with club captain Callum McGregor, Alistair Johnston, Greg Taylor, Liam Scales, Matt O’Riley, Daizen Maeda and Kyogo Furuhashi.

Inspirational skipper McGregor is aiming to be the first player in club history to win the award three times.

* Visit celticfc.com/player-of-the-year-2024-voting to register your vote and you will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win VIP tickets for the all-star event or one of three shirts signed by the men’s first-team squad.


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