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JOSH WRIGHT WINS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

22 April 2017

The midfielder also won the Players' Player and Away Player of the Year prizes

Leading scorer Josh Wright has today scooped three awards, including the headline Player of the Year prize, at Gillingham Football Club’s annual awards ceremony.

The 27-year-old midfielder also claimed the Players’ Player and Away Fans' Player of the Year trophies during an event held in front of the MEMS Priestfield Stadium crowd ahead of Saturday's final home game of the Sky Bet League One season against Fleetwood Town.

In the main award, voted for by Gillingham’s passionate supporters, goalkeeper Stuart Nelson was runner-up, with Cody McDonald coming in third place. Nelson has never been out of the top three of this competition during his five seasons at the club. 

"I'm absolutely delighted and overwhelmed with winning so many awards," said Wright. "I wouldn't have won any of these awards without them, so a big thank you has to go to my team-mates, staff, family and - of course - our fans for both their votes and also their fantastic support throughout the season. 

"Today is another proud moment for me and my family; winning three trophies adds to a season that I will never forget personally and I hope that we can end it on a high as a team.

"It goes without saying that I am proud and honoured to be a part of the Gillingham family." 

Attacking midfielders Bradley Dack and Lee Martin were also both rewarded: the former claimed the Young Player of the Year for the third year running, with Martin being presented with the Chairman’s Cup. 

Darren Oldaker scooped the Goal of the Season Award for his spectacular strike at the Hawthorns against West Brom back in November. 

GILLINGHAM FC PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2016/17: ROLL OF HONOUR

Player of the Year: Josh Wright
Second: Stuart Nelson; third: Cody McDonald

Players' Player of the Year: Josh Wright

Young Player of the Year: Bradley Dack

Away Fans' Player of the Year: Josh Wright

MEMS Player of the Year: Cody McDonald

Goal of the Season: Darren Oldaker vs West Brom (A), November 8, 2016

Chairman's Cup: Lee Martin 

Eliott Scally Cup: Peter Lloyd


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