Celtic manager Neil Lennon hit out at the outcome of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League players' voting when none of his team got among the top four candidates.
Lennon described the outcome as a "smack in the face" for his team and argued none of the quartet, which also includes Leigh Griffiths, Andrew Shinnie and Niall McGinn, would get in his team.
McCall believes the lack of Celtic players is down to their consistency across the team and he believes SPL top goalscorer Higdon is a worthy candidate after hitting 25 goals so far this season.
Former Rangers midfielder McCall, whose team host SPL champions Celtic on Sunday, said: "I think the four lads certainly merit it. They have all been fantastic for their clubs.
"When I managed to nick in there one year, I think it was (Ally) McCoist, (Andy) Goram and John Collins, and Coisty beat me by one vote. That's what I tell my kids anyway, and they still believe me.
"I used to vote for the people that had given me the hardest time that season, be it Paul McStay at Celtic, John Collins, Phil O'Donnell when he was here, Eoin Jess at Aberdeen. We certainly didn't go in a big group and vote.
"I can understand Celtic being disappointed that none of their players are in, but I wouldn't be able to pick which one, because they have had consistently good overall performances from a lot of players. And I think that's why it probably happened.
"If you look at Aberdeen, I'm sure Niall McGinn will win nearly every one of their player-of-the-years (awards), likewise Leigh Griffiths (at Hibernian), probably Michael Higdon here, maybe Lawsy (Nicky Law) pushing him.
"Up at Inverness it will be Andy Shinnie with probably Billy McKay pushing him. For their clubs they have been the best players. Whether they would get in Celtic's team is a different opinion and I understand that. But you can only vote for one person and I think the people in the top four have fully merited it because they have all had outstanding seasons."