Peterhead FC: Rodgers and McAllister contest award

CLYDE V PETERHEAD'(DUNCAN BROWN)''ANDY ROGERS CELEBRATES HIS OPENING GOAL WITH RORY MCALLISTER
CLYDE V PETERHEAD'(DUNCAN BROWN)''ANDY ROGERS CELEBRATES HIS OPENING GOAL WITH RORY MCALLISTER

Peterhead frontmen Andy Rodgers and Rory McAllister are set to fight it out for the prestigious PFA Player of the Year Award for League Two, writes Joshua King.

The prolific forwards have struck 10 and 28 league goals respectively and were both on the scoresheet on Saturday as the Blue Toon clinched the League Two title.

The Peterhead players are joined on the shortlist by Berwick Rangers’ Lee Currie and Annan Athletic’s Kenny MacKay.

Last week McAllister was named as the best player in Scotland for the month of March, the first player outside the top flight to have won the award.

And he leads the scoring charts for the UK’s top eight division, matched only by Liverpool superstar Luis Suarez with 29 in all competitions.

But despite his partner’s superior strike record, maverick man Rodgers cannot be overlooked.

The 30-year-old - who scores seemingly once-in-a-lifetime goals with consumate ease - struck a stunning overhead kick against his former side East Stirlingshire back in November.

It was a goal which even found him cult fame in Peru thanks to a blogging group called De Chalaca.

There is however a dark side to Rodgers’ game and along with Annan’s Peter Watson and Elgin’s Jamie Duff he holds the ignominious honour of being the only player to have been sent of twice this season.

While Rodgers and McAllister have been stealing the headlines during the campaign they are by no means dead certs to claim the PFA award.

MacKay kept his side in the title race until Saturday with13 goals and Lee Currie has proved himself a dominant midfield force in League Two.

The winners will be announced on Saturday, April 27, one day after Peterhead’s own player award ceremony.