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Motherwell's Higdon nabbed for assault after clinching SPL top player prize

Motherwell striker Michael Higdon was arrested for assault just hours after being crowned the Scottish Football Association Player of the Year on Sunday night/Monday morning.

The 29-year old spent some time in police custody after an incident in a Glasgow nightclub in the early hours of Monday morning.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "A 29-year-old man is the subject of a report to the procurator fiscal in connection with an alleged assault at a nightclub in Ingram Street in Glasgow at 1.25am today."

Despite the occurrence, Higdon said it was still certainly a night to remember: "Honestly, it's still the best night I've had as a footballer. It's a career high and that's all I'm thinking about, rather than any negatives. I hope other people see it like that too.

"These things happen in every walk of life.

"I've had a great season and that's what I hope people remember."

He added: "I wish things hadn't happened the way they did.

"I'm annoyed at myself for getting myself into a situation like that because it's not me. I'm not the type of lad who goes out clubbing or to bars. I'm a country-pub type of guy.

"That's the disappointing aspect of it because I think this was avoidable.

"I should have known better than getting into that kind of situation."

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