By Nick Ware

7th May, 2021 | 3:35pm

Barry Ferguson backs Rangers star Allan McGregor to win Scotland's POTY

Barry Ferguson has backed his old teammate Allan McGregor to pip a trio of Rangers stars to Scotland’s Player of the Year award.

The Gers goalkeeper has been nominated alongside Steven Davis, James Tavernier and Connor Goldson by the Scottish Football Writers in an all Light Blues affair.

In his Daily Record column ex-Rangers captain Ferguson believes a case can be made for all four players but has narrowed it down to McGregor and Davis, plumping for the former.

“I remember him coming through as a wee skinny 15-year-old kid,” he said.

“I’ve watched him develop into a world-class goalkeeper. I’ve seen the ups and the downs.”

He added: “He’s come through it all. And some of the saves he’s made this year have been ridiculous. That’s the only word to describe them – ridiculous.

“So Greegsy just shades it for me in terms of this season’s Player of the Year but you could give it to either one of them as far as I’m concerned as the contribution they have made has been absolutely enormous.”

Take your pick

It’s an enviable task trying to choose the star man of this historic season.

Plenty of players have made key contributions to our 55th title as we dashed Celtic dreams of 10-in-a-row in emphatic fashion.

Even Ryan Kent, left off the four-man shortlist, can feel extremely unfortunate not to be nominated with his dazzling dribbling abilities down the wing.

But we probably would side to rewarding one of our veteran stars who have been through it all with the club.

McGregor would be a fine pick after helping to mastermind a miserly Gers defence that has only conceded 13 goals in 36 Scottish Premiership outings so far this season, forming a solid base that has put the club to within two games of an invincible campaign.

The 39-year-old is showing no signs of slowing down despite his advancing years, and an end-of-season-gong would be reward for his years of outstanding service.

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