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Graham nets Player of the Year award!

Popular Rovers striker bags a double at tonight's End of Season Awards

30 April 2019

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Danny Graham was crowned Rovers’ Player of the Year at tonight’s End of Season Awards.

The 33-year-old topped the poll voted for by Rovers supporters and his contribution this season was also recognised by his team-mates, as Graham also netted the Players’ Player of the Year prize.

The popular striker has led the line with distinction this season, scoring 15 league goals, including a first career hat-trick in 10 years in the 4-2 victory over Sheffield Wednesday in December.

He also reached a couple of personal milestones – netting his 50th goal in Rovers colours in the 3-0 victory over Wigan Athletic in March and the 150th league goal of his career in the 2-1 victory at Nottingham Forest earlier this month.

Graham, who has netted 16 times in all competitions this season, has been a model of consistency throughout the campaign and is a worthy winner of both awards.

Elsewhere on the night, Joe Rothwell’s stunning strike against Nottingham Forest secured the Goal of the Season award – edging out Harrison Reed and Bradley Dack’s efforts – both against West Bromwich Albion – into second and third place respectively.

Midfielder Lewis Travis, who came second in the Player of the Year vote, was the recipient of Rovers’ Young Player of the Year award, after a brilliant breakthrough campaign in the first team.

Harrison Reed, who scored three goals in 33 league appearances during a season-long loan from Southampton, was named Newcomer of the Year, whilst Darragh Lenihan picked up the Peter Jackson the Jeweller Man of the Match award.  

After leading Rovers Under-23s to fifth place in Premier League 2  Division 1, as well as the final of the Lancashire FA Senior Cup, Damien Johnson was presented with the Unsung Hero award, club president Keith Lee, and wife Pat, were given a Special Club Award, whilst Rovers Ladies midfielder Jess Holbrook, who has helped Gemma Donnelly’s side secure a league and cup double, was named Ladies Footballer of the Year.

Rovers would like to thank everyone who attended the glittering awards ceremony, which was held in the Premier Suite at Ewood Park, and congratulate all of tonight’s winners.

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