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Celtic ace explains why he voted for Rangers man for POTY

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Celtic ace explains why he voted for Rangers man for POTY

Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor has revealed he voted for his namesake Allan McGregor to be this year’s PFA Scotland Player of the Year.

Hoops ace McGregor made the four-man shortlist for the award alongside teammate James Forrest and Light Blues duo Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos.

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But there was no place for Rangers’ McGregor, despite having had a fantastic season between the sticks at Ibrox.

The Hoops 25-year-old chose to overlook club rivalry, and said of his fellow countryman  (The Scottish Sun): “I voted for Allan McGregor. I think he has been outstanding.

 

“There were so many moments, especially towards the start of the season, where he kept Rangers in games in Europe at times with massive saves.

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“In the first Old Firm match this season Allan was outstanding, he really kept the score down that day as well. So I think his experience has been massive for Rangers and bringing their team together.

“I don’t know really what the perception of my vote will be, but you can only be fair and recognise talent.”

TBR’s view

The Rangers McGregor really has had a brilliant first campaign back at Ibrox, especially in the early stages when Steven Gerrard’s side seemed impenetrable.

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The veteran has proven to be a shrewd acquisition and kept Rangers in many a game, and it is perhaps a little surprising to see him absent from the POTY shortlist, although his two teammates have been fantastic, particularly 27-goal Morelos.

It is refreshing that Celtic’s McGregor is able look beyond the Old Firm rivalry to nominate someone he feels deserves recognition, even if it doesn’t go down too well with the fans.

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