In addition to Rangers’ Player of the Year competition, voting for the club’s Young Player of the Year award is now open.
Nominated for the accolade are Ross McCrorie, Glenn Middleton, Joe Worrall, Nikola Katic and Ryan Kent.
The 20-year-old is a home-grown talent who has impressed when given the opportunity this season. He has 24 appearances to date, despite falling out of favour in recent weeks. He steps up when the pressure is on and excelled against Celtic in December.
The 19-year-old burst onto the scene this season, making his senior debut during Europa League Qualifying. He has five goals so far from 27 appearances. Since the winter break, though, he’s found opportunities hard to come by.
Inconsistency has been a feature of the Forest loanee’s season. He was regularly criticised during the first half of the campaign for complacency in possession. He looked to have turned that around with an accomplished display in the 1-0 win over Celtic. However, his first act of 2019 was to cost Rangers the points at Kilmarnock. Enjoying his longest run in the side at the minute. 29 appearances and one goal.
A strange campaign for the Croatian international. The club invested heavily in him during the summer, but he’s spent large parts of the season watching from the sidelines. He’s looked the real deal on occasion, but Gerrard clearly believes Worrall is a more accomplished performer right now. 24 appearances and two goals.
The Liverpool loanee has shown signs of being a special player this season. End product is still a work in progress and he doesn’t always turn up, but when he does, he’s unplayable. Ask Mikael Lustig. He has the most appearances of those shortlisted (36) and has five goals to show for his efforts. Also nominated for the senior award.
Personally, I’m leaning towards Kent on this one.
You can submit your vote via the Rangers website.