MARTYN Waghorn said he was speechless and humbled to be voted Players’ Player of the Year.

The striker’s fellow teammates picked him out as their player of the season and he praised the tight knit group for achieving such success this season.

Waghorn came to Rangers hoping to make a home and a name for himself in front of goal and he admitted this award sealed the decision he made last summer.

When asked why he thought his teammates had picked him he joked: “I am a great laugh, great banter, good looks, I have the whole package!

“No, seriously the way the boys are it is so easy to get on and when we step across the white line on a Saturday we fight for each other and I think that has shown this season when we have had to dig in and have done it very well.

“It is a real honour, to be recognised by the boys is amazing, I am really proud and a bit speechless.”

“The Top Goalscorer was something I knew I was going to get but this is very special.

“This could have been anyone of the boys though, we have had such a great year and every one of them has been fantastic. It is a real honour to be picked out of such a great bunch of boys.”

“This award is huge, to achieve this in my first year is quite fantastic and I am really humbled by the whole evening.

“I have loved every minute of this season and I want to keep achieving trophies and a lot more success this year.”

Rangers lifted the Championship title with four games to spare before going on to win the Petrofac Cup and then reach the Scottish Cup Final by defeating Celtic on penalties.

It has been some season for the Light Blues since Mark Warburton rebuilt the squad in the summer of 2015 and Waghorn thinks it has only been possible because of the characters in the dressing room.

The Top Goalscorer continued: “There are boys in this team with so much history and who have been through so much at this club and that just makes you want to do that bit more.

“To be playing in front of 50,000 every week and always strive to be better week in and week out is what gets you through.

“You have to be a good lad to be part of this group and we certainly have that.”

“We have been through the lot; when we first lost against St Johnstone there were a lot of questions asked but we responded fantastically well.

“The way we are and the way the gaffer has brought us together means we are young, hungry and want to achieve a lot of things and we have a real chance to do that.

“The boys are all tuned into that, they are ready, they are working and they know they can make history again.”

“I don’t think you can have an ego when you play for Rangers; you have to be 100% committed to the cause and you have to be ready to fight for the shirt.”

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