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Danny's double delight

Golden Graham netted the club's Player of the Year award and Players' Player of the Year award on Tuesday evening

2 May 2019

Rovers' very own Mr Consistent walked away with two prizes at the End of Season awards night earlier in the week, and Danny Graham admitted it was an "honour" to net a brace of trophies.

The striker has been a regular feature in the team this term and has 16 goals to his name in all competitions ahead of the visit of old club Swansea City on Sunday.

He may be 33, but his class this term has seen him be Tony Mowbray's go-to man when leading the line this season.

The squad voted Danny as their Player of the Year, which was handed out by Blackburn Rovers Community Trust CEO Gary Robinson, before picking up the main prize later on, as voted for by the supporters and presented to him by The Envelope Works' Mark Farrimond.

"It's obviously great to get the award for the Players' Player of the Year," he said proudly.

"To hear what the lads have said about me is nice as well. I'm delighted with how the season has gone both on a personal level and for the team.

"Apart from the bad spell we had in February I feel we've given a really good account of ourselves. Hopefully that will hold us in good stead for next season.

"The togetherness and the bond we have here is the best I've ever been involved with. It's a great group to come into and train with.

"We have a laugh when the time is right, but we're serious when it comes to matchdays and training.

And on the main prize, Graham admitted he was a little surprised to take the gong.

"I thought I'd be in the running for the Player of the Year, but to win two awards is a great honour for me," he added.

"I'll have to keep the performances and goals up for next season.

"I don't have time to think about the chances. I always have a clear picture in my mind of what I want to do when each opportunity arrives.

"Sometimes they go your way and other times they don't but I'll never shirk away and I'll keep getting in the right areas."


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