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Rangers Player of the Year award 2016 - Mark Warburton weighs in to change voting

Mark Warburton has got involved with Rangers' Player of the Year award to allow voting for any member of the squad.

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Rangers' Player of the Year award 2016 voting is underway, although the process has undergone a late change after Mark Warburton got involved.

Initially, a shortlist was drawn up - and quite a bizarre one given that it didn't include Martyn Waghorn or James Tavernier - but now at the behest of Mr Warburton you can vote for anybody.

Mr Warburton said:

The quality of this squad should be reflected in the vote and therefore I believe strongly that fans should be able to vote for any player who has contributed to our success so far this season.

I misunderstood the mechanics of the vote and didn't realise those players would be the final selection.

It might be tradition to shortlist a number of players, however this season I feel we need to go against that because there are so many players who could justifiably win the award.

I think it is important that our fans should be able to make their own choices and many of them will quite rightly have a number of players in mind. The squad has performed admirably thus far and it is pleasing that so many players can make a strong case for winning this eagerly sought after prize.

You can get involved here, while there's also a link to the Young Player of the Year award too. Tickets for the actual event are sold out, however.

The preference of GTBFO is very much #BothVotesBarrieMcKay, more on which later.