RAY McKINNON admits he is ‘astounded’ that Tony Andreu was overlooked for the Championship player of the year accolade.
The on-loan Norwich City midfielder has been a key performer for Dundee United this season and took his goals tally to 22 with yet another strike in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Dumbarton.
The 28-year-old Frenchman was not able to inspire the Tangerines to the title this term but will be expected to play an influential role in their bid to return to the Premiership via the play-offs.
However, despite his consistently impressive form, the former Hamilton Accies and Livingston player missed out last week on a nomination for the PFA Scotland player of the year award in the second tier.
Hibs pair Jason Cummings and John McGinn were joined by prolific Queen of the South striker Stephen Dobbie and Morton midfielder Ross Forbes in being recognised by their peers – and McKinnon cannot believe Andreu was not included.
He said: “I was astounded.
“Football’s about opinions and my opinion would be that Tony Andreu would certainly be up for winning that.
“He’s been fantastic for me, he’s scored over 20 goals, and that’s no mean feat when teams are backing up against him and trying to mark him out of the game.”
Speaking to BBC Alba, McKinnon added: “I’ve been delighted with Tony this season.”