Celtic captain Scott Brown will pick up his THIRD Player of the Year award, after being voted the best player in the country by the Scottish sports writers, reward for another tremendous season in the Hoops.

Despite Hearts manager Craig Levein warning Scottish football that they should be protected against ‘Broonie’, his fellow professionals, the fans and now the hacks all disagree with the former Scotland manager and football dinosaur.

Scott, in his testimonial year also passed the 400 appearance mark in the Hoops before the turn of the year, quite a feat in modern football, where players usually stay no longer than a couple of seasons at a club.

Signed by Gordon Strachan for a fee of around £4.4m in 2007 from Hibs, a record between Scotish clubs at the time, Scott wil pick up the Premiership trophy for the EIGHTH time after Sunday’s match against Aberdeen at Celtic Park, making him one of the most decorated players ever to wear the famous green and white Hoops.

And a week tomorrow, Broonie and his team mates will be looking to make history by beating Motherwell in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden, to claim a record breaking second domestic treble in succession, following on from last season’s INVINCIBLES!

The Bhoys have already taken care of the Steelmen in the League (BetFred) Cup final, so they know what to expect.

A win at the national stadium will set Broonie up nicely for his testimonial match the following day at Celtic Park against a Republic of Ireland XI.

I’m sure it will be a day of celerbration to honour one of Celtic’s greatest captains…