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Caldwell scoops Scottish award

Published: Sunday 10 May 2009, 9.54CET
Celtic FC defender Gary Caldwell has won the Scottish Football Writers' Association Player of the Year award, the 27-year-old defender taking the prize ahead of team-mate Scott Brown and Rangers FC striker Kris Boyd.
Caldwell scoops Scottish award
Gary Caldwell is still hoping to win the Scottish title this season ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 10 May 2009, 9.54CET

Caldwell scoops Scottish award

Celtic FC defender Gary Caldwell has won the Scottish Football Writers' Association Player of the Year award, the 27-year-old defender taking the prize ahead of team-mate Scott Brown and Rangers FC striker Kris Boyd.

Celtic FC defender Gary Caldwell has won the Scottish Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year award. The 27-year-old centre-back took the coveted prize ahead of team-mate Scott Brown – who won the PFA award last week – and Rangers FC striker Kris Boyd.

'Big club'
"I think I’ve improved in every aspect of my game since coming here," said Caldwell, who joined Celtic from Hibernian FC in 2006. "That's the reason I came here. I wanted to be tested. I wanted the pressure of playing at a big club and winning championships. There's no better place to do that than here."

Title twist
Celtic slipped to second place in the Scottish Premier League on Saturday, two points behind rivals Rangers following their 1-0 defeat at Ibrox in the Old Firm derby. There are three rounds of fixtures remaining.

Last updated: 11/05/09 2.10CET

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