David Goodwillie named Scotland's top young player

David Goodwillie with his PFA award
Goodwillie's form led to his first cap for Scotland this season

Dundee United striker David Goodwillie has been named young player of the year by his peers in PFA Scotland's awards.

The 22-year-old, who made his Scotland debut against the Faroe Islands in November, has been in excellent form for the Tannadice side.

He has scored 18 goals and helped United into fourth spot in the Scottish Premier League.

And he beat Celtic's Gary Hooper, Aberdeen's Chris Maguire and Hearts' David Templeton to the PFA award.

His form has also led to Goodwillie being linked with a move away from Tannadice next season.

Rangers had an offer rejected for the striker during January before he signed a contract extension in March until 2013.

United manager Peter Houston last week stated that it would take an offer of at least £2m for him to part with Goodwillie's services.