PFA awards for John McGlynn and John Baird

McGlynn received his award for being Scotland's top manager

Raith Rovers’ John McGlynn has been named manager of the year by his peers in the PFA Scotland awards.

And 25-year-old striker John Baird made it a double for the Kirkcaldy outfit by being named players’ player of the year in Division One.

Rovers led Division One for much of the season, only to be overtaken by Fife rivals Dunfermline Athletic.

But the 49-year-old McGlynn has earned plaudits for the way he has steered his side since taking charge in 2006.

Baird has been in scoring form for Raith Rovers this season

McGlynn had spells as caretaker manager with Hearts before moving to Stark’s Park, where he led Rovers to the Division Two title in 2010.

After stabilising his side with a seventh-place finish last term, they looked like likely winners for much of this season.

Baird, who began his career with Clyde before moving to St Mirren, Montrose and Airdrie United, joined Rovers in summer 2010.

He has scored 13 goals this season for McGlynn’s side and was nominated for the award along with Dunfermline’s Andy Kirk and Dundee pair Gary Harkins and Sean Higgins.

Rovers’ hopes of promotion to the Scottish Premier League suffered a blow last weekend when they lost 2-1 away to Dunfermline.

That put the Pars four points ahead and they secured the title on Saturday with a 2-0 victory away to Morton.