Matt O’Riley has been named as Celtic’s Young Player of the Year. The Danish U21 arrived last January from MK Dons and has been a revelation in midfield. O’Riley shows class whenever he plays, whether from the start or the bench.
At the event at the Doubletree by Hilton in Glasgow, the awards are being handed out after what has been a hugely successful campaign so far.
In 48 appearances this season, O’Riley has scored five goals and assisted twelve times. Despite losing his place to Aaron Mooy, O’Riley never complained and just continued to do his bit when called upon.
📸 2023 Young Player of the Year – Matt O'Riley!
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) May 14, 2023
The player will be looking forward to next year and the opportunity to play in Europe and develop his game even more under Ange.
Sead Haksabanovic, Liel Abada and Alexandro Bernabei have shown quality across the season but O’Riley was the standout given his consistency across the whole campaign.
O’Riley and his teammates will have their eyes set on the Scottish Cup now.
Well done Matt.
Elsewhere, Jota’s goal against Rangers in the 4-0 win last September has been awarded the PFA Scotland Goal of the Season.