St Johnstone star Ali McCann has been nominated for the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year award.
While he is on the cusp of truly staggering success at club level, McCann has also made waves on the international scene, taking his tally of Northern Ireland caps to four after lining up against Italy and the U.S. in March.
And his progress has been recognised by members of the Scottish footballers’ union with a richly-merited place on their shortlist.
Recently-crowned SFWA Young Player of the Year Josh Doig — who will be on the opposition side when St Johnstone face Hibernian at Hampden on May 22 — Rangers’ Nathan Patterson and Celtic midfielder David Turnbull are McCann’s rivals for the gong.
The winner will be announced on Sunday.
Lavishing praise on McCann earlier this term, McDiarmid Park boss Callum Davidson said: “People sometimes forget how young he is because he’s made such an impact for us.
“When you put on a complex training session he’s one of the ones first to understand it and get to grips with what you want them doing.
“Ali’s got that intelligence which means he can adapt to different systems and playing against different teams.
“He’s always desperate to improve and do better.”