Ex-striker Derek Johnstone reveals his Rangers Player of the Year

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Derek Johnstone believes that there is one Rangers player deserving of more praise than the others.

Speaking to the Evening Times, Johnstone named Darren McGregor as his Rangers Player of the Year, with the 29-year-old putting in some impressive performances for the promotion chasing side.

The former striker said: “Without a shadow of doubt it is Darren McGregor. He has been outstanding. There have been some players who have done all right at certain stages of the season, but McGregor has been solid. Wherever he has been played, at left-back, at right-back or at centre-half, his attitude has been absolutely first-class.”

McGregor’s fitness and versatility have certainly aided his campaign, totalling 52 appearances in all competitions for the Gers, meaning he has appeared in every game in every competition the club have featured in.

That is an impressive feat in itself, but to then be arguably the best performing player over the course of the season, without fatigue or injury catching up with you, is an amazing achievement.

On top of his impressive defensive duties, McGregor has also aided his teammates in the attacking third, scoring three goals and assisting four more, whilst his disciplinary record should be praised, having picked up just eight yellow cards - and no dismissals.

McGregor only joined Rangers last summer from St. Mirren, but a debut season such as the one he is enjoying suggests that the 29-year-old will become a vital part of Stuart McCall’s side for years to come.

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