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Rangers star Barrie McKay talks Celtic goal, says he enjoys reading abusive messages

Rangers ace Barrie McKay was named the club's young player of the year.

Barrie McKay was honoured at Rangers' end of season awards do, landing the club's young player of the year award, the club's official website reported.

McKay scored a fantastic goal in the Scottish Cup semi-final just over a week ago, helping his side overcome Celtic in a dramatic game.

Speaking about that goal at the awards ceremony, McKay says he cannot get it out of his head, and admits it is a moment he may not top.

He said: "The feeling of that goal against Celtic is one that will always stick with me and if I do ever score better I don’t think it will be on a bigger occasion.

“I remember everything about it and I see it all over the internet so I am reminded of it every day.”

McKay admits he reads a lot online and even uses messages criticising him as a motivational tool.

He said: "I do sometimes read the praise I get but I quite like reading the abuse that I get, it does give you a bit of a chuckle that people will take the time out to do that.

“I suppose it probably spurs me on but I don’t let it bother me, I just find it funny and my mates, my girlfriend and my family tell me not to read it but it is quite good comedy.”

McKay, 21, has had an excellent season for Rangers, playing a key role in their promotion to the Scottish Premiership.

He has made 45 appearances in all competitions in total, scoring nine goals and providing 12 assists in total.

His challenge is now to ensure he creates a moment in the future which tops his magical goal at Hampden Park earlier this month.

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