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Celtics Leigh Griffiths, Aberdeens Jonny Hayes and Dundee duo Kane Hemmings and Greg Stewart have been nominated for PFA Scotland Player of the Year 2015/16. Wholesale Cubs Jerseys . Jason Cummings, John McGinn, Barrie McKay and Kieran Tierney are up for Scotlands Young Player of the Year gong. We take a closer look at all the nominees for this years top prizes. PFA Scotland Player of the Year nominationsLeigh Griffiths - Celtic (striker) Celtics Leigh Griffiths is targeting 40 goals for the season after being nominated for the PFA Scotland Player of the Year award The 25-year-old Edinburgh born striker continued the form he picked up in the second half of last season and has blown the competition out the water in this campaigns scoring charts. Griffiths has scored 38 goals in 50 appearances in all competitions, 29 of them in the Scottish Premiership. He is just six goals off equalling the record tally by a Celtic player in one league season with four games left to play. Brian McClair and Henrik Larsson hold the accolade with 35 goals in a top-flight season in Scotland. Griffiths would have to score 15 times in his final four ties of the season to match Larssons club record of 53 goals in all competitions in one season.Jonny Hayes - Aberdeen (winger) Jonny Hayes gave Aberdeen the lead in their top-of-the-table clash with Celtic Aberdeens Premiership title challenge may have ebbed away in recent weeks, but the consistent performances of Jonny Hayes has certainly been a key factor in their push up until now.The Republic of Ireland born winger has laid on 10 assists and scored 5 goals this campaign, including a stunning opener in Aberdeens win over Celtic in February.At 28 Hayes made his international debut as a substitute in Irelands friendly win over Switzerland in March. He then came off the bench again just days later in his countrys draw with Slovakia.Having been a constant in Derek McInnes team he has a real chance of being selected in Martin ONeills squad for the Euros.Kane Hemmings - Dundee (striker) Kane Hemmings netted twice as Dundee eased to a 2-0 victory over St Johnstone The former Rangers front-man is the first half of Dundees representation on this years awards list. For a club who failed in their primary goal (finishing in the top-6 of the Premiership) to get two nominations is an indication of how well these players have performed throughout 2015/16.The link-up shown between Hemmings and fellow nominee Greg Stewart has drawn particular praise.Scoring over twenty goals in any league is enough to spark interest from admiring clubs, but to notch 25 goals and seven assists for a side in the lower half of the Premiership is a great effort. Still only 24, Hemmings joined Dundee for a free from Barnsley after a spell with Cowdenbeath where he and Stewart began their striking relationship.Greg Stewart - Dundee (striker) Greg Stewart (left) holds off Gavin Gunning during Dundee v Dundee Utd Stewart is the only of this years candidates to have been up for the award at last years ceremony. A team-mate of Kane Hemmings at Cowdenbeath, the 26-year-old forward was signed for free by Paul Hartley at the start of last season. With the amount both Stewart and Hemmings have contributed to Dundee, getting both strikers in for free shows Hartley has an eye for a bargain. In his 38 appearances in all competitions this campaign Stewart has scored 11 goals and contributed 14 assists. His trademark cut in from the right on to his favoured left foot has caused defenders problems all season.PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year NominationsJason Cummings - Hibernian (Striker) Hibernians Jason Cummings celebrates after scoring the winning penalty Hibs have failed to win automatic promotion from the Scottish Championship in two attempts, but thats certainly not down to a lack of goals from their main striker. The 20-year-old scored 21 goals and laid on 10 more in all competitions in 2014/15, and has already netted 24 times this term. He went on a scoring spree in October and November, where he notched a goal in seven consecutive games. He has contributed at vital times in Hibs season, most notably against city rivals Hearts on their way to the Scottish Cup final. He may have missed when he attempted to replicate Antonín Panenkas famous penalty in the Scottish Cup semi-final against Dundee United, but thats simply a measure of the confidence he has in his own ability. John McGinn - Hibernian (Midfielder) John McGinn (left) against Christian Eriksen in McGinns debut for Scotland Around the time of last years PFA Scotland awards, the 21-year-old was involved in a training ground accident that saw Steven Thompson throw a spear into his thigh while at St Mirren.Instead of taking crutches to this seasons ceremony, McGinn could be picking up an award.He has thrived at Hibs under Alan Stubbs this season after leaving St Mirren. He has made 45 appearances in all competitions, scoring 4 times and laying on 9 assists. He has been a stalwart in the Scotland Under-21 squad in recent times which, along with his Hibs form, has earned him a senior debut for Gordon Strachan whilst playing in Scotland second division. That night he won the man of the match award for his display against Denmark.While his club have failed to win automatic promotion, McGinn has played his part in getting them to a League Cup final and has a Scottish Cup final against Rangers to look forward to.Barrie McKay - Rangers (Winger) Rangers Barrie McKay scored a great goal for Mark Warburtons side against Celtic As a 21-year-old Rangers fans have known about McKay for a few seasons. He first made his breakthrough in the first team when the club was playing in Scotlands lowest tier.He scored the first league goal for Rangers in the Old Third Division but fell out of favour in the following seasons.After spells on loan at Greenock Morton and Raith Rovers McKay has found a new lease of life under Mark Warburton, nine goals and 12 assists as part of a front three would attest to that.He has helped Rangers win the Championship title convincingly, lifted the Petrofac Training Cup and scored the goal of his life against Old Firm rivals Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final win. Kieran Tierney - Celtic (Defender) Kieran Tierney says his nomination for PFA Scotlands Young Player of the Year award tops off a great season Having only made his senior Celtic debut at the end of the 2014/15 season, the 18-year-old has had a crazy year by his own estimation. His career has progressed since coming on for the last 10 minutes against Dundee on 22 April, 2015 and replacing Emilio Izaguirre as Celtics first choice left-back.A Scotland debut at 18 and being an ever-present in Ronny Deilas ever-changing back-four are just a couple of instances of how he has developed in a short space of time. He may not have scored a senior goal yet but he has eight assists and 13 clean sheets in 30 appearances for club and country. The PFA Scotland Player of the Year is voted for by fellow Premiership professionals. The Young Player of the Year nominees are voted for by  players from all four of Scotlands divisions. Hear from all the nominees of Sky Sports News HQ this afternoon. Also See: Glasgow derby for Wembley? McIntyre heads award shortlist PFA Scotland Goal of the Season 2016 Petrov plans football comeback Cheap Cubs Jerseys Authentic . In the response filed Wednesday to the complaint by 30-year-old Alexander Bradley, attorneys say the former University of Florida player is invoking his Fifth Amendment right that protects people from incriminating themselves. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic . - After leading the Saints to a fourth playoff appearance in five seasons, Drew Brees expressed confidence in the direction of his team and, perhaps more importantly, showed a willingness to listen to contract proposals if the team needs his help getting under the NFLs salary cap. . According to a report from the Winnipeg Free Press, the Bombers will name Acting GM Kyle Walters to the post full time. NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland -- The Los Angeles Dodgers wasted little time making news at the baseball winter meetings, using the first day of the annual gathering of agents, team officials and media to announce the expected three-year deal for free-agent pitcher Rich Hill.The deal, which was agreed to this past weekend but not announced, is worth $48 million, sources told ESPNs Buster Olney.Its just the fan base thats there in L.A. and the passion that they have; the intensity to win, thats something that we wanted and something that we wanted to come back to, Hill said, referencing his family. We want to be a part of that; we want to bring a championship to L.A.Hill, 36, was a boon to the Dodgers down the stretch in 2016 after he was acquired via trade from the Oakland Athletics at the non-waiver trade deadline on Aug. 1, along with outfielder Josh Reddick. The Dodgers gave up minor league pitchers Jharel Cotton, Frankie Montas and Grant Holmes to make the swap.Hill eventually made six starts for the Dodgers after recovering from blister issues on his left hand, posting a 1.83 ERA in 43? innings. He was not scored upon in his first three starts in a Dodgers uniform, even pitching seven perfect innings at Miami on Sept. 10, in a game he eventually left after 89 pitches as a precaution because of his blister issue.In three postseason starts, Hill went 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA, pitching in the deciding Game 5 of the National League Division Series at Washington, and beating the Chicago Cubs in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.I think anytime in free agency there are risks that you take, but so much of our confidence comes from knowing him, president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said. No matter how much work you do on a guy, its different oncee you experience it firsthand and be around it and see it. Cheap MLB Jerseys. So having that chance and that opportunity for those three months is what gave us the confidence to bet on him in terms of the type of person he is, what kind of competitor, the work ethic, seeing that up close.Hill is expected to be the Dodgers No. 2 starter, behind staff ace Clayton Kershaw, putting a pair of left-handers atop the rotation.Rich is awesome; Im excited to have Rich Hill back, said Kershaw, who paid a brief visit to the winter meetings. He is so much fun to watch pitch with his competitiveness and fire. He cares and he wants to win and he wants to pitch well, and that is awesome to have. You really cant take that for granted. The guy he is off the field, in the clubhouse, I enjoy talking to him. Hes a fun guy. I consider him a friend, so were excited to have him back, for sure.Hill said working alongside Kershaw has been an inspiration and is one of the main reasons he wanted to return to the Dodgers.Being around the likes of Clayton Kershaw, watching the way the guy works, I bring him up specifically because of his intensity and his passion, Hill said. When he goes out there and pitches, its something that is contagious. Guys feed off that, and thats what you want. Thats what I hope every time that I go out there -- thats what I bring and hope that guys feed off of that.Hill was one of the three top in-house free agents the Dodgers were interested in retaining. He was considered one of the best starting pitchers available on the open market. The club continues to negotiate with the agents for third baseman Justin Turner and closer Kenley Jansen. 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