Rangers finally get a well-deserved POTY nomination

Rangers finally get a well-deserved POTY nomination
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: James Tavernier, Scott Wright and Steven Davies celebrate during the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Celtic FC and Rangers FC at Hampden Park on April 17, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

There’s finally been a bit of justice in awards season after a Rangers man was nominated at long last for a significant POTY award, this time the Writers’ version.

Captain James Tavernier is up against his Celtic and Hearts counterparts to pick up the overall award, with the only surprise being that the PFA, aka his fellow professionals, excluded him.

But the writers didn’t, and in fairness that includes the print media who we always like to accuse of being anti-Rangers.

But they’ve nominated Tav, and in fairness he’s got as strong a case for winning as his rivals do, with another fine season at Ibrox even if the start under Steven Gerrard this term was a bit slow.

Tavernier’s numbers, again, are outstanding – 15 goals, 16 assists in 52 appearances for a defender is just a superb return, but he’s looked extremely good in defence this season, standing out more there than usual, especially without Ryan Jack to protect him like he had last season.

No, Tav has been very very good this season. Up there with Hutton and Stevens as great Rangers right backs?

That’s a debate for another day.

Hope he wins the gong.

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