Danny Graham has credited Tony Mowbray for reviving his career after picking up a brace at the End of Season awards evening.
The consistent frontman earned the Players' Player of the Year award before collecting the Player of the Year award, as voted for by the supporters.
This campaign has been Graham's best scoring season since he plundered 27 in a season for Watford back in 2010-11 and he says the turning point came early on into last season.
"I think finding myself out of the team during our season in League One was the best thing that could have happened to me," the experienced predator admitted.
"Myself and the gaffer spoke and he felt I wasn't working hard enough for the team.
"Since I've done that I've got my chance and managed to keep the shirt.
"There are times where the boss likes to go with pace up top, which isn't really my game, but I've delighted with how things have gone.
"As long as I can keep helping the team then I'll be happy. I'll enjoy the rest in the summer and make sure I come back ready, fit and to be on the teamsheet on the opening day of the season.
"After the difficult spell at Sunderland it's been great to come here, enjoy my football and do well. Hopefully I can keep doing that for the next couple of seasons."