PFA chief unrepentant over awards voting system

Gordon Taylor has no problems with the Professional Footballers' Association awards.

Gordon Taylor has no problems with the Professional Footballers' Association awards.

Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs landed the top gong on Sunday after having made just 12 starts this season.

Part of the problem appears to be that nominations and winners are decided back in March, long before the season comes to close.

"It used to be earlier," Taylor told Sky Sports News.

"It used to coincide with the Carling Cup final because that is virtually the start of the last lap.

"It's all about convenience and practicality. Sometimes there are a rush of commitments at the end of the season.

"We will stand up and be counted over the players' choice. If you look at the winners, there will not be many times they get it wrong."