Glens honour veteran Tony
Rutherglen Glencairn utility man Tony Fraser scooped two of the top prizes at the club’s end-of-season Player of the Year awards.
The 36-year-old was over the moon when he was called up to collect the committee and then the player’s player of the year awards in front of a packed Glencairn Venue on Saturday night.
Tony, who is from the Newton Farm area of Cambuslang, celebrated making 175 appearances for The Glens in November last year and has played a pivotal role in helping the side to a high league finish.
Manager Willie Harvey was pleased for the midfielder.
He said: “Tony has been outstanding this season.
“The awards were very well deserved. I don’t think there was anyone in the venue with a dissenting voice who believed Tony shouldn’t have got the awards.
“He has had a great season and it’s testament to Tony at his age. We have a lot of good players, but he’s managed to hold down a place and play so many games.”
Meanwhile, the management player-of-the-year award went to midfielder Jamie Hamilton who has also signed a one-year contract extension with the club.
The former Partick Thistle and Lesmahagow Juniors star has ignored talks with other clubs after his manager Harvey revealed there have been a number of sides looking to sign the winger for next season.
Striker Jay McKay, who has had a great season since joining at the start of the 2016/17 campaign, bagged the website player-of-the-year prize and the top goal-scorer award.
The club’s under-21 side were also in attendance on the night with their Scottish Cup trophy.
Defender Alex Greir was named U-21s player of the year while goalkeeper Chris Truesdale scooped the players’ player-of-the-year award.
Young player of the year went to Josh McCorry while special recognition went to David Quinn, Euan Conroy and Craig Young for making more than 100 appearances for the club.
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