THE 2016 Rangers Player of the Year Awards Dinner at the Hilton Glasgow on Sunday 24 April – sponsored by Glasgow-based IT company Exsel Group – is a complete sell out but supporters can still play their part by voting for their Light Blue heroes.
Fans have decided the Player and Young Player of the Season with their votes already lodged and the results will be revealed at the gala dinner late next month.
However, fans can still have their say with voting for Goal of the Season – sponsored by Ladbrokes – is now open below.
Voting is now open and closes on Monday 18 April.
VOTING IS NOW CLOSED
Watch each of the goals below:
James Tavernier – vs Hibs
WITH the first league encounter between Rangers and Alan Stubbs’ side sitting goalless after 65 minutes, James Tavernier stepped up to take a free-kick wide on the left.
As the sun shone on Ibrox, the English right back shot from what seemed an impossible angle but the ball swerved and dipped into the far top corner of the net, leaving goalkeeper Mark Oxley flapping at thin air in front of the Copland Stand.
Andy Halliday – vs Hibs 27 Jul 2015
A born and bred Bluenose, Andy Halliday announced himself as a Rangers player in the very first competitive match of Mark Warburton’s tenure as manager with an excellent strike at Easter Road.
With Hibs pulling a goal back through Jason Cummings to make it 3-2 just after the hour mark, Halliday scored his side’s fourth with a fantastic curling effort from long range and it was clear what it meant to the midfielder from his celebrations.
Kenny Miller – vs QotS 21 Feb 2016
A matter of minutes after being introduced as a second-half substitute by Mark Warburton, Kenny Miller popped up at the edge of the box to score a stunning half volley.
With the game goalless at Palmerston, a venue where Rangers have struggled in recent times, the Light Blues were awarded a throw-in on the left.
Lee Wallace picked up the ball and threw on the angle to match the run of Miller who struck it first time and the ball sailed into the top corner, giving the keeper no chance.
Martyn Waghorn – vs Hibs 28 Dec 2015
BILLED as one of the most crucial games of the season, Rangers were brilliant at home against Alan Stubbs’ Hibs as they ended 2015 in style. With the score 3-2 to the Light Blues and with a few minutes to go, Martyn Waghorn eased the pressure with this goal to put the Light Blues out of reach.
Jason Holt picked up the ball in the centre of the park and released the powerful English striker in the right channel. He tore forward with the ball into the box before cutting inside Fraser Fyvie and passing the ball through the legs of keeper Mark Oxley.
Jason Holt – vs Dundee 5 Mar 2015
THIS team goal typified the way Rangers have played all season and the level of performance against Premiership Dundee on the day of this Scottish Cup tie.
Attacking in the right channel, Harry Forrester fed the ball in to Kenny Miller who backheeled the ball to Barrie McKay who was providing support.
The youngster played it to Tavernier who was at the edge of the box, and he squared to Forrester.
The English attacker clipped a deft ball into the 18-yard box which was chested down by McKay into the path of Miller at the bye-line.
His volleyed cross into the box was headed in from close range by Holt to complete a superb team goal.
Barrie McKay – vs Morton 25 Jan 2016
Dean Shiels got this moving from the heart of the Rangers midfield in a sweeping counter attacking goal. His pass was fed to Barrie McKay just inside the Morton half and the youngster sped away from his trackers into the final third.
McKay played a short pass into the feet of Kenny Miller who had the deftness of touch to cushion it back into the young winger’s feet. He continued his run into the box and smashed a shot high into the net to make it 2-0 to Rangers on the day.
Martyn Waghorn – vs Dumbarton 1 Dec 2015
THIS goal began with Dumbarton on the attack before Rob Kiernan headed clear to Barrie McKay who picked it up on the left and motored forward until he was challenged.
Jason Holt then took possession and angled a pass to Martyn Waghorn outside the box.
The South Shields striker showed coolness under pressure as he controlled the ball, rolled it out from under his feet, then curled an audacious left-footed strike beyond the stretching into the keeper’s top right corner.
Lee Wallace – vs St Mirren 7 Aug 2015
THE quintessential team goal and one which typifies the way Rangers have probed with passes that have caused problems for teams this season.
With 14 different passes from defenders, midfielders and strikers, moving the ball back to front, left to right and back again, this goal was reminiscent of the famous passing goal scored by the Light Blues against Borussia Dortmund in the 1990s.
Towards the end of the move, Wallace got on the ball inside the Buddies’ half and moved it forward before bombing into the box. The skipper received a threaded return pass from Jason Holt before slipping the ball under the body of the St Mirren keeper to make it 2-0 in a game which would finish 3-1 to Rangers.
Harry Forrester – vs Dundee 5 Mar 2016
AFTER a slow start gaining his fitness, Harrry Forrester burst onto the scene with three goals in three matches at the end of February and the start of March.
This was the third of the three and it set the tone for what was an excellent performance against Dundee in the Scottish Cup within the opening seconds of the match.
Dundee had won the ball back in the right-back area following a wayward pass, but Forrester wasn’t deterred and he nipped it off the toe of the defender before bursting into the box at an angle and firing home an unstoppable near post shot that nearly burst the net.
James Tavernier vs Airdrie 26 Aug 2015
THIS goal was the cherry on the top of a sparkling 5-0 win over Airdrieonians away from home.
Dom Ball moved the ball forward to Gedion Zelalem who was making his debut and he found the advancing Tavernier attacking from right back on the diagonal.
The former Wigan defender carried it forward, shimmying past a first defender and cutting inside the next, before firing an accurate shot high beyond the keeper.
James Tavernier vs Peterhead 10 April 2016
This list was originally supposed to be ten goals, but then James Tavernier scored this goal at Hampden. In terms of technique and sheer audacity, it doesn’t get better than Tavernier’s incredible volley against Peterhead in the Petrofac Cup Final.
With the ball bobbling around in the 18-yard box, Kenny Miller flicked it out to the Rangers right back who produced a stunning volley from 25 yards which flew into the top corner of the net. It was yet another moment of magic from Tav, who has three goals on our list and was perhaps unlucky not to have more!