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Celtic star Jason Denayer praises Virgil van Dijk for helping him improve this season

The Belgian was speaking after being nominated for Scotland's Young Player of the Year award.

Yesterday saw Celtic's two centre-backs both nominated for SPFA awards at the end of the season. Virgil van Dijk has been nominated for the Scottish Player of the Year award and Jason Denayer is also up for an award, being nominated in the Young Player of the Year category.

The Benelux pair have formed a fantastic partnership at the heart of Celtic's defence and are the envy of many.

But whilst Denayer is enjoying his football, he appreciates the help that Van Dijk has given in his season at Celtic Park.

He told a press conference yesterday:

Denayer and Van Dijk are of course not guaranteed to be in the Celtic team next season. Van Dijk has been linked with a move away from the club in recent times and could be on his way, especially with hopes of regular football for the Dutch national team.

Denayer on the other hand is on loan from Manchester City. It is not believed he will return to Celtic next season, even though the Belgian international is not likely to get regular football at The Etihad.

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