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Tavernier and Turnbull named player and young player of the year

The Rangers captain prevailed from an all-Ibrox shortlist to win the top prize.

Tavernier and Turnbull named player and young player of the year SNS Group

League winning captain James Tavernier has won the PFA Scotland player of the year award, with David Turnbull named best young player.

The Rangers right-back prevailed from an all-Ibrox shortlist following the club’s Premiership title win.

Tavernier, who scored 19 goals this season, beat team-mates Allan McGregor, Ryan Kent and Steven Davis to secure the prize.

On Saturday he became the first Rangers captain to lift the league trophy in a decade as Steven Gerrard’s men completed an undefeated season with a win over Aberdeen.

Celtic midfielder David Turnbull won the PFA Scotland young player of the year prize.

The former Motherwell player beat Rangers’ Nathan Patterson, Ali McCann of St Johnstone and Hibernian left-back Josh Doig to the award.

Hearts striker Liam Boyce won the Championship player of the year while the Scotland national team won a special merit award for lifting the country’s spirits by reaching the Euro 2020 finals.