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Last Updated: Sunday, 27 April, 2003, 18:34 GMT 19:34 UK
Ferguson and McFadden take awards
Barry Ferguson shows off his award
Barry Ferguson shows off his award
Rangers captain Barry Ferguson has been rewarded for a fantastic season by being named the Scottish Players' Player of the Year.

And Motherwell forward James McFadden has capped a fine year with the Players' Young Player of the Year accolade.

Ferguson could not help his side to take a massive step towards the Scottish Premier League title on Sunday as they went down to defeat at home to Celtic.

But the Rangers skipper collected his award on Sunday evening at a ceremony in Glasgow.

Ferguson has been in superb form for his club this season, with 16 league goals to his credit, despite a painful hip injury that is likely to require surgery at the end of the season.

He has been a man on a mission throughout the campaign
Rangers manager Alex McLeish
He has already captained them to a victory in the CIS Insurance League Cup and still has hopes of completing the domestic treble.

Rangers boss Alex McLeish said: "Barry has been a model of consistency this season.

"He has shown great character and determination to play through the pain barrier and he's added a new dimension to his game with his goals.

"He has been a man on a mission throughout the campaign and he thoroughly deserves this award."

McFadden has also been in highly impressive form and has been named in Berti Vogts' latest Scotland squad.

He was fabulous as Motherwell pushed Rangers all the way in the Scottish Cup semi-final two weeks ago and has been heavily tipped to win a big money move during the close season.

In the First Division, Inverness Caledonian Thistle striker Dennis Wyness took the Players' Player award for the goals that helped his team's promotion bid.

Brechin City's Chris Templeman took the Second Division's award, while Alex Williams of Morton was named the Third Division's top player.




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