Rangers senior player POTY snub is baffling after dazzling season at Ibrox
Rangers winger Daniel Candeias has failed to make the four-man shortlist for PFA Scotland Premiership Player of the Year – and it is a baffling snub for one of the best players in the country this season.
Candeias was beaten by Celtic pair Scott Brown and James Forrest, Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd and Hibernian midfielder John McGinn in the list released by the Scottish players’ union on their official Twitter account on Wednesday.
— PFA Scotland (@PFAScotland) April 25, 2018
The 30-year-old senior player has been in dazzling form for the Gers this season with six goals and ten assists – more assists than any other player in the league – to his name in 32 Scottish Premiership appearances in his debut campaign with the Ibrox giants.
Candeias’ performances for the Light Blues recently saw him handed a one-year extension to his contract that will see him remain at Ibrox now until the summer of 2020.
It isn’t just the winger’s own performances that should see him nominated but the way that he has helped James Tavernier have arguably his most impressive season of his career to date and build up a really impressive partnership down the right flank with Candeias.
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There will always be talking points raised by a shortlist for these type of awards when someone misses out when they have had a fantastic season – Hearts’ Christophe Berra can have a similar complaint as Candeias – but snubbing the Rangers winger after the season he has had for the Gers is absolutely baffling.