Shankland, Watson, and Rangers emerge victorious in the PFA awards.

Lawrence Shankland has been honored as the PFA Scotland Player of the Year. The 28-year-old Hearts captain has showcased exceptional performance, netting 28 goals across all competitions this season and leading as the top scorer in the Scottish Premiership with 21 goals.

His peers voted him for this prestigious award, surpassing contenders like Celtic midfielder Matt O’Riley and Rangers’ Jack Butland and James Tavernier. Additionally, Rabbi Matondo from Rangers secured the Goal of the Season accolade for his late equalizer in the 3-3 draw with Celtic.

Kilmarnock’s 19-year-old midfielder, David Watson, was bestowed with the Young Player of the Year title.

In the SWPL category, Rangers dominated with Rachel Rowe and Mia McAulay claiming the Player and Young Player of the Year awards, respectively. Moreover, their head coach, Jo Potter, received the Manager of the Year recognition, marking a triumphant hat-trick for the SWPL Cup champions.

At the awards ceremony, former Liverpool, Rangers, and Scotland player Graeme Souness, renowned for his illustrious career as a player and manager at Anfield and Ibrox, was honored with a Special Merit Award.