Keane picks up fans award

20 April 2010 06:47
The awards have been handed out to the players for their efforts over the season. Not much of a surprise that Hoops fans have voted Robbie Keane as Celtic's player of the year despite playing for just two and a half months of the campaign so far. Keane, 29, collected his award at the club's annual dinner after taking his tally to 13 goals in 15 games during Saturday's 3-2 win over Hibs. The Republic of Ireland international joined Celtic on loan from Spurs amid a display of ans fadulation hours before the transfer window closed at the start of February. While Keane's personal form may have impressed it failed to inspire his team mates enough to prevent Celtic's season dipping further with Tony Mowbray sacked as their SPL charge faltered and Ross County inflicting one of the worst defeats in the club's history during the Scottish Cup semi-finals. Keane also shared the top goalscorer award with Georgios Samaras, although both have scored one less than Scott McDonald, who was sold to Middlesbrough in January. Keane's main award shows how few players have impressed consistently this season, although Aiden McGeady was a clear winner in the players' player of the year category. Teenage defender Josh Thompson won the young player of the year prize while Paddy McCourt's solo strike against St Mirren in September was voted goal of the season. John Kennedy, who was forced to retire from football in November because of his knee injury, won a special recognition award.