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6 May 2015

Gills defender reveals his thoughts on being named the club's Player of the Year by the supporters

John Egan said winning the club’s main `Player of the Year` award on Sunday was one of the highlights of his professional career.

The 21-year-old centre back was presented his trophy by Chairman Paul Scally and Manager Justin Edinburgh, having already won the Away Player of the Year.

The defender has played in almost every match this season and has been one of the team’s most consistent performers, and Egan said it was pleasing to finish the season with a 3-1 win over Notts County before the awards ceremony.

Speaking to the club website he said: “The highlight of this season is picking up these awards, arguably the highlight of my career. I feel honoured.

“It was a perfect end to the season really, getting the goal and winning the game and that puts me in a good mood going into the summer.

“If we had lost the game 1-0 I would have been quite disappointed, to get the goal on a personal note is always good and then to get the three points is the main thing.

“I’m going home to Ireland now; I will have a good summer with my family and friends. I’ll get ready for pre-season and I’ll come back fighting fit ready to improve.”

John said any targets set for next season will remain in house, but in any case the squad must be fully prepared such is the competitive nature of League One.

He added: “We’ll speak in pre-season as a group, set targets and keep that in house. This league is a funny league, you have to be prepared and every team wants to get promoted but we’ll keep our targets to ourselves and try to achieve them.”


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