By Doug Ward

13th May, 2021 | 6:40pm

Scott Allan: James Tavernier has been best Rangers player this season

James Tavernier has been “incredible” this season and the Rangers right-back should win the player of the year award, according to Scott Allan.

On Wednesday night, Tavernier scored his 19th goal of the season as the Gers ran out 3-0 winners against Livingston at Almondvale.

The 29-year-old has also assisted 15 goals in his 45 total appearances this term, as well as wearing the captain’s armband in what has been the best defence Scottish football has ever seen.

Hibernian midfielder Allan, who grew up a Rangers fan, can’t look past Tavernier when it comes to choosing who should win the PFA Scotland Player of the Year award.

Speaking on BBC Sportscene on Wednesday night, Allan said: “They’ve been such a strong team throughout and that’s why you get those team goals and that’s why you get your defensive record.

“It’s such a hard one to pick but when Richard [Foster] says that about Tavernier’s stats, that’s incredible.

“Part of the best defence, amount of assists, amount of goals [sic] and he could actually add more – that’s the scary thing. For me, I’d probably go with Tavernier.”

Tav a no-brainer?

Deciding who should win the PFA Scotland Player of the Year award is harder than beating Celtic.

Tavernier, Allan McGregor, Steven Davis and Ryan Kent have all been sensational this season, as have others who haven’t made the list like Connor Goldson, Borna Barisic, Glenn Kamara, Alfredo Morelos and more.

We wouldn’t be against any Rangers player winning the award, which is what makes it so difficult to decide.

It probably should be Tavernier though when you consider everything.

Not only is he the club’s top goalscorer and played a part in the Gers’ impeccable defence but he is also the captain. He’s the player who led the Light Blues to a historic and unprecedented 55th league title.

Tavernier has come such a long way at Rangers, turning himself from someone who constantly frustrated into a player who is relied upon more than almost everyone else.

He’s going to go down as a club legend once his days in Govan are over and while the word ‘legend’ gets tossed around lightly these days, we absolutely mean it.

In other Rangers news, Allan was also stunned by what Alfredo Morelos did in the win against Livingston.