I don’t know about you, but my early Player of the Year tip is Ryan Christie. He is the sugar in our tea, when he is pulling the strings; we create chances and score goals. The way he throws himself into tackles and darts around the field adds bite to our pressing game.
Which asks another question, what of Tom Rogic? Tom’s absence on international duty when we visited Ibrox in December was a factor in the poor performance that day, while his injury before returning to Scotland hampered Celtic’s style, if not substance, on the way to their third consecutive treble.
He started two games on return from knee surgery, including the Scottish Cup Final, but did not achieve full fitness before succumbing to more knee trouble.
There is a lot of love for Tom around these parts. He delivers in the big games and at 26 years old, he is only two years older than Christie. The next five years should be the most productive of Tom’s career but how he recovers from this injury will be crucial. Let’s hope we see him on the field soon.