Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack has been given the perfect boost ahead of today’s Premiership season opener against Aberdeen after the former Dons star was named the Gers’ Player of the Year for 2019/20 – and Gers fans on Twitter were delighted to see his form recognised.
Jack will return to his old ground later today as Steven Gerrard’s side look to get their title push underway with a win and the Scotland international is almost certain to be in the starting XI.
🎖️ #RangersFC Player of the Year 2019/20 sponsored by GGK Contracts Scotland Ltd.
👏 Congratulations, Ryan Jack! pic.twitter.com/NFAu8jJTKd
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) July 31, 2020
The midfield linchpin scored five times in forty appearances last term and was a key performer for Gerrard’s side in their push to the last 16 of the Europa League.
Jack was the obvious candidate for the award after his consistency in the middle of the park for the Light Blues and he’ll no doubt want to start in a similar vein later today.
His performances in pre-season have been fine but the Gers already face a massive week with the trip to Pittodrie closely followed by the long-awaited second leg of the Europa League clash with Bayer Leverkusen.
If Jack can put in the sort of performance that saw him named Player of the Year for last season, the Gers should be in a decent position.
Fans on Twitter think the right man won – with one saying the midfield star is a ‘future captain’ of the Gers.
Here are some of the comments from Rangers fans on Twitter:
Well done Ryan Jack. I loved the performance of el Buffalo up til the winter break myself. But hey ho, its all good
— Raymond Strang (@Iamthestrang) July 31, 2020
Well deserved! Was outstanding all season, first name on the team sheet for me.
— Iain Mair (@Xero1982) July 31, 2020
Well done Ryan Jack, IMO you should be the captain driving the team forward 🇬🇧
— Scott Bruce (@SBruce04) July 31, 2020
Amazing and well deserved for a fantastic player and hopefully future captain
— Lloyd Murphy (@LloydMurphy) July 31, 2020