SPL award double for Rangers

Rangers have picked up an award double after Walter Smith and David Weir were named Scottish Premier League manager and player of the year respectively.

Smith was named Manager of the Year with his side just one point away from securing a second straight SPL title.

"It has been a real team effort, I don't think there is any doubt about that," he said.

"We have a situation where we have a great number of players in our team who have played exceptionally well."

Smith went on to admit he still did not know whether he would stay on next season amid the continued budget cuts at Ibrox.

Meanwhile, veteran defender Weir took the honours in the player's category.

The 39-year-old has played every minute of the Ibrox club's league season so far.

"David Weir is, without a doubt, the best professional I've been involved with," added Smith.

"In terms of his demeanour, the way he handles himself, he's been fantastic and his form has been fantastic.

"When you consider when I brought him to Rangers I thought he would last six months and he's been here for three-and-a-half years, it's been quite remarkable."

Elsewhere, Dundee United striker David Goodwillie was voted Young Player of the Season.

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