Bairns nominated for Player of the Year award

Farid El Alagui and Michael McGovern have been recognised by their fellow professionals.

The Falkirk striker and goalkeeper have made the four-man shortlist for the PFA Scotland Division One player of the year for 2011/12.

The awards are organised by the player’s union, and every professional in Scotland is given a vote.

El Alagui and McGovern have been shortlisted along with Grant Munro and Michael Gardyne of Ross County.

PFA Scotland Chief Executive Fraser Wishart commented: “This is the top award for players. There is no greater honour in football than to be voted the best player in your country by your fellow professionals.”

The winner will be revealed at a gala dinner to be held at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow next month.