Rangers have been blitzed for the PFA awards after none of the side’s best performers were nominated for the prize in either the Players’ POTY or YPOTY.
In something of a surprise, James Tavernier and Alfredo Morelos, both included in the SPL team of the year, did not gain enough votes from their fellow pros to make the final four-man shortlist, which includes Hearts’ Craig Gordon.
And YPOTY sees no sign of Calvin Bassey in the nominations despite his winning the club’s own vote for outright award.
In fairness we concede that Rangers’ best players haven’t been as spectacular as last season, in which we swept the board of awards and the likes of Tav, Davo and Greegs all won the 3 separate body honours each.
So it’s not surprising that no Rangers player will win the outright award.
But absolutely no nominations from fellow pros to be in the four man list?
We’re not sure if we’re aggrieved by that or find it an accurate reflection of the inconsistent domestic season Rangers have produced.
Maybe a bit of both.
But the one big surprise, not so much to Ibrox Noise, is that Calvin Bassey didn’t make the final shortlist of YPOTY nominations. Loved by the fans, and well-rated by the manager, Bassey is one we don’t share the same admiration for, and it seems his fellow pros aren’t as enamoured by him either, as good a chap as he absolutely is. He’s more admired for the improvement in him, and the versatility he undoubtedly has.
Either way, PFA have no space this season for Rangers players.
It is what it is.