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Dack nets top prize at Disabled Supporters Player of the Year Awards

A great night had by all for our disabled supporters party event at Ewood Park last night

2 May 2018

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Bradley Dack was the night’s big winner at a sell-out Blackburn Rovers Disabled Supporters Player of the Year Awards.

The 24-year-old, who has enjoyed an outstanding debut season at Ewood Park – netting 18 league goals and creating countless others – scooped the top honour at the popular end-of-season party, which was attended by over 250 supporters.

Dack, who has already been named the Sky Bet League One Player of the Season and selected in the EFL Team of the Year, said: “It’s been a really special season for me personally and hopefully we can cap it off with another win on Saturday, and who knows what will happen in the other game. 

“I joined to get promoted. Having seen the players we already had here and the players the gaffer added, that was the reason I signed, to get to that next level, and we’ve managed to do that.

“You could tell by the celebrations at Doncaster how much it meant to us. That’s down to everyone involved at the club. It’s not just the players, it’s a real club effort and we’re happy to do that for everyone here. 

“To win the award is a huge honour, but I couldn’t have done it without any of my team-mates or the staff – it’s a real team effort.”

It was also a night to remember for midfielder and fans favourite Richie Smallwood, who received the PFA Player in the Community Award, and rising star Lewis Travis, who scooped the Young Player of the Year Award.

Under-23s head coach Damien Johnson was presented with the Clubman of the Year award after steering his side to the Premier League 2 Division 2 title, whilst Rovers Ladies captain Lynda Shepherd, who recently made her 200th appearance for the club and who scored in Sunday’s FA Women’s Premier League Cup final triumph over Leicester City, was named Ladies Player of the Year.  

Manager Tony Mowbray, along with the promotion-winning first team and Under-23s squads, turned out in force to support the event, which was held in the Premier Suite at Ewood Park and has become a firm fixture on the club’s social calendar.

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