Celtic’s Gary Mackay-Steven: Why Aberdeen’s Adam Rooney got my vote

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Celtic winger Gary Mackay-Steven voted for Adam Rooney of Aberdeen as the Scottish Premiership Player of the Season.

Celtic winger Gary Mackay-Steven has told the club’s official website that he voted for Aberdeen striker Adam Rooney as the best player in the Scottish Premiership this season.

Scotland’s Player of the Year award will be given out in a glittering ceremony in Glasgow tonight.

Celtic duo Virgil van Dijk and Stefan Johansen have been nominated for the prestigious award, along with Rooney and Dundee forward Greg Stewart.

While Mackay-Steven believes that Van Dijk and Johansen are worthy candidates for the award, he has revealed that he voted for Rooney.

“Adam Rooney got my vote just for his goals and my second choice was Greg Stewart so I’m quite happy with the nominees,” the 24-year-old winger told Celtic’s official website.

Rooney has been a key player for Aberdeen this season and has been arguably the main reason why they could challenge Celtic for the Premiership title.

The 27-year-old irishman scored as many as 17 goals - the highest in the league this season. Aberdeen are set to finish second in the Premiership this campaign.

Meanwhile, Dundee forward Stewart is the second top scorer in the Premiership with 13 goals.

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