Vokes claims Player of the Year award

Sam Vokes is pictured with his Player of the Year award, along with Paul Curry from main sponsor, Benedictine
Sam Vokes is pictured with his Player of the Year award, along with Paul Curry from main sponsor, Benedictine

Striker Sam Vokes doubled up on Sunday night as he was named Burnley’s Player of the Year, days after taking the supporters’ clubs’ vote.

Vokes beat his best-ever seasonal goal tally, scoring 21 goals as the Clarets were promoted to the Premier League, and he won the vote, on the club’s website, to beat strike partner Danny Ings and defender Kieran Trippier to the main award.

In a role reversal, it was a one-two for the prolific strike pairing as Ings was named as the Players’ Player of the Year by the Clarets’ squad, just edging out Vokes and Scott Arfield.

England Under 21 ace Ings also accepted the Top Goalscorer award after grabbing 26 goals in a magnificent season.

The other main award went to Junior Stanislas for Goal of the Season, following his stunning strike against Blackburn Rovers in the 1-1 draw at Turf Moor in September.

And at the glittering ceremony at Turf Moor, there was a standing ovation for a special Outstanding Achievement Award for Sean Dyche, his backroom team and the players, following their spectacular promotion-winning season.

Over 500 supporters crammed into the James Hargreaves Stand, also witnessed Sterling Service Awards for long-serving Director Clive Holt, who joined the Board of Directors in 1986, and defender Michael Duff, who has spent 10 years at Turf Moor.

Finally, the annual Merit Awards were this year handed out to five players who achieved milestone appearances during the 2013/14 campaign.

Trippier, David Edgar, Vokes and Stanislas all made their 100th appearances during the promotion-winning campaign, and Duff joined an elite club by completing 300 appearances.

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