COMMENT By Harvey Byrne
Football Insider names the Rangers young player of the year for 2016.
Rangers academy graduate Barrie McKay is the clubs standout young player for 2016, beating the likes of Josh Windass and Jordan Rossiter.
McKay, 21, has rarely missed a match since Mark Warburton was appointed manager in the summer of 2015, playing 72 times.
He is clearly a favourite of the former Brentford boss and 2016 has been a fantastic year for the young prospect, which has seen him feature heavily in the Championship winning campaign alongside the current Premiership season.
He has also received huge accolades off the pitch, being named in the PFA Team of the Year for the 2015-16 campaign alongside team-mates James Tavernier, Lee Wallace, Jason Holt and Martyn Waghorn.
The young starlet was also awarded with his first cap for Gordon Strachan’s senior Scotland side in March, but he is yet to add to it.
At his young age McKay has already established himself as a regular in the Ibrox giants side with his ability to create chances from both sides of the pitch.
The natural let-winger has played across the front three in the past year and he has assisted nine goals, while providing two himself in 24 appearances in all competitions this season.
However, with his contract set to run out in 2018 Warburton must secure his signature to a new long-term deal, or some clubs south of the border may come knocking on his door for McKay.
In other Rangers news, fans have mounted a campaign to get this players chant to the top of the charts.