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Lennon cannot believe PFA Player of the Year's Celtic slight

Celtic boss Neil Lennon was in disbelief on Thursday night as none of his premiership-winning team were nominated for the PFA Player of the Year.

The Hoops easily won the Scottish Premier League title, made it to the Round of 16 the Champions League and are in the final of the Scottish Cup but not one of their players made the shortlist for the award, infuriating Lennon.

"It beggars belief," he said.

"We make a semi-final of the League Cup, final of the Scottish Cup, win the championship, make the last 16 of Europe, beating Barcelona, beating Spartak Moscow, putting the country on the map again, and I think the outcome of those votes belittles all the efforts of the players.

"I think it's abysmal. For none of our first-team players to be on the senior shortlist is bewildering to say the least.

"I have no idea what way the voting goes, but you can't tell me Fraser Forster, Victor Wanyama, Kris Commons, Kelvin Wilson, Gary Hooper weren't in the forefront of people's minds when the votes were made. It's ridiculous.

"There is a lot of ill-will in the dressing room now. The players are very, very disappointed with the outcome. They have performed heroically."

Motherwell's Michael Higdon, on-loan Hibernian striker Leigh Griffiths, Inverness Caledonian Thistle's Andrew Shinnie and Aberdeen's Niall McGinn were shortlisted for Player of the Year.

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