Kilmarnock star says Derek McInnes deserved Manager of the Year as Falkirk were expected to win 'a lower standard league'

Marley Watkins believes Derek McInnes should have beaten John McGlynn to the Manager of the Year award this season - as Falkirk SHOULD be winning every game.

The Kilmarnock attacker, 33, believes his boss should have picked up the PFA gong for his work in the Premiership in securing European football at Rugby Park for next season.

The Bairns went unbeaten in League One and that helped McGlynn lift the gong but Watkins insists it should've been taken into account that it's a lower standard than the top flight and that Falkirk's budget helped them on their run. And that, for Watkins, proves McInnes' job was the more difficult one and merits the award over his counterpart.

"Yeah I'm just really grateful to him, I think he deserved the award to be honest," Watkins said. "I know the Falkirk gaffer done a great job but at the end of the day it's a lower standard of league and they probably should with their budget win every game.

"I'm not taking it away from him, congratulations, but I think our gaffer deserved the award and that's not me being biased, that's my honest opinion."