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Leigh Griffiths Wins Young Player of the Year Award

Leigh Griffiths PFA

Hibernian striker Leigh Griffiths won the Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year at an awards ceremony in Glasgow last night.

The 22 year old who is currently on loan from Wolves has scored an impressive 27 goals this season and hopes to reach the 30 goal mark, with four games remaining.

This weekend, Leigh visits Tynecastle for the final derby of the season, hoping to overtake Hearts in the SPL, then the game against Kilmarnock which was abandoned yesterday in tragic circumstances will be replayed nest week before the final league game of the season against relegated Dundee at Easter Road. With the SPL out of the way, all thoughts will turn to Hampden for the Scottish Cup Final against Celtic.

Griffiths joins illustrious company, by becoming the fourth Hibs player to win the award, following in the footsteps of John Collins, Kenny Miller and Derek Riordan.
He was also on the shortlist for Player of the Year however Motherwell centre forward Michael Higdon won that award.

Afterwards, Leigh revealed that he will be discussing his future with Wolves manager Dean Saunders this week, and the Hibs fans are hoping that he could return to Easter Road next season following Wolves’ relegation at the weekend.

Leigh will be hoping that Hibs do better in the Cup Final than the great Eddie Turnbull’s team did 41 years ago today when they lost 6-1 to Jock Stein’s Celtic on 6 May 1972.

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