STV Sport sponsored by Papa Johns

Lewis Ferguson named Writers’ Young Player of the Year

The Aberdeen midfielder beat Motherwell midfielder Allan Campbell and St Johnstone prospect Ali McCann to the award.

Lewis Ferguson named Writers’ Young Player of the Year

Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson has been named the Scottish Football Writers’ Young Player of the Year.

The 20-year-old beat Motherwell midfielder Allan Campbell, St Johnstone prospect Ali McCann and Hearts full-back Aaron Hickey to the award.

Ferguson has quickly established himself as a key player for the Dons since joining from Hamilton in 2018.

Last season the playmaker made 28 Premiership appearances, scoring once.

Ferguson: “Firstly, I’d like to congratulate the other boys who were nominated.

“They had great seasons as well. And, although it’s an individual award, I’ve got to also recognise the manager, the coaching staff and the boys I’ve been playing with.

“Without any of them I wouldn’t have got it. So, I want to thank them and the people who voted for me. I’m delighted.

“I felt I improved last season. It was what I had been looking to do. I take every game as it comes and keep trying to progress.

“I had a good first season so I just wanted to kick on and be better. That was my aim, to try to make myself a better player.

“There are small details in games and that little bit of know-how can get you through.

“Playing against experienced boys and playing with experienced boys just gives you that extra week bit.

“You know you look at things they are doing and I try to take them on board and add them into my game.”