This week is part 3 of 9.

I’m looking at players that from each of the 9 in a row seasons, that may not have got the recognition they deserve.

SEASON 1990/91

This season would see Rangers clinch 3 in a row. Most notably it was Graeme Souness’s last in charge. In a season that saw the Gers win it on a memorable last day against Aberdeen, under the guidance of new manager Walter Smith. The season had everything, from Chris Woods scoring a penalty , to the captain Terry Butcher being sold after a loss in form and fall out with Souness.

The choice for this one was between 2 Englishmen, one being Trevor Steven for his displays after switching from his role he played at Everton, from out wide to a more central position, however, it is his midfield partner on a number of occasions I have opted for.




Terry Hurlock, the sheer mention of this permed, combative midfielder, will still send some of his opponents hiding in fear, for Terry did not shirk 50/50 tackles or shy away from anything.

Hurlock had learned his trade in the English lower leagues, this is in all likelihood helped shape him into the player (or lack of) he was to become.

After impressive spells at both Brentford and Reading, Hurlock made the move to Millwall, helping the Lions to top-flight football for the first time in their history. After a disastrous season in England’s top flight, where Millwall finished bottom, Hurlock was on the move again, this time to Ibrox.

Souness brought in Hurlock in the summer of 1990. It was clear from the very beginning, that he was not a creative or goalscoring midfielder, no, Terry was in for two things; to tackle and intimidate, and he did both brilliantly. He let the players play and if you wanted to mix it up at any stage, you would have to go through him.

In a season where the league title went right down to the wire and where Rangers were beset by injury’s to a host of stars, it is a player’s will that carries the team to victory. Hurlock famously filled in at left back after John Brown snapped his achilles, in the league decider with the Dons.

Hurlock also scored a long-range screamer against Celtic during the season, but it’s his will rather than his skill I have picked him as this season’s unsung hero.

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