Ross Forbes says it is a real source of personal pride to be recognised by his peers and shortlisted for the PFA Scotland Ladbrokes Championship Player of the Year award.
The midfielder was yesterday unveiled as one of four nominees for the 2016/17 prize alongside Hibs pair John McGinn and Jason Cummings and Queen of the South’s Stephen Dobbie.
It was the first time in the 28-year-old’s career that he has been up for an end-of-season accolade, and he admitted it was nice to be selected by fellow footballers.
Speaking exclusively to gmfc.net after arriving at Hampden, he said: “Obviously I’m delighted with it, especially to be voted for by all my fellow pros in the league.
“Obviously I’ve only made the shortlist for player of the year – I’ve not actually won anything – but it’s always nice to be up for individual awards.
“It’s the first time I’ve ever been up for an award like this, an end of season award, and it shows I have been playing well and the team have been doing really well throughout the season.
“Is it the best season of my career? I’d say so. In terms of consistency and stats and numbers, I would say it is the best of my career so far. I think goals always get noticed, that’s especially the case if you’re scoring double figures,
“It’s been a very good season, both personally and for the team, and hopefully in the last few games with the promotion play-offs it can get that wee bit better.”
Ross will learn whether he has won the award on Sunday 7 May at PFA Scotland’s annual awards dinner at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow.