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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Griffiths named SPL Player of the Year

ESPN staff

Hibernian striker Leigh Griffiths has been named the SPL's Player of the Year, his third individual award of the season.

Griffiths, on loan at Easter Road from Wolverhampton Wanderers, had already won the PFA Scotland young player and the club's own player of the year prizes before he picked up the league award on Monday.

The 22-year-old, who was born in Edinburgh and played for Livingston and Dundee before making the move south to Wolves, scored his 23rd league goal of the season at the weekend as Hibs beat local rivals Hearts at Tynecastle on Sunday.

SPL chief executive Neil Doncaster said: "With one round of fixtures left to play, we have almost reached the end of what has been a captivating season.

"We have witnessed several high-scoring matches as well as some of the most spectacular goals scored in the SPL to date.

"The Clydesdale Bank Premier League Awards presents us with an opportunity to showcase all the best bits from the top tier of Scottish football, and recognise the good work of our clubs both on and off the pitch.

"After six action-packed seasons, this weekend will see the final fixture round of SPL matches under the Clydesdale Bank banner.

"I would like to place on record our sincere appreciation to Clydesdale Bank for all the support they have given to the SPL over the last six years."




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