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Double Award Winner Greg 'Over The Moon'

3 May 2016

North End defender Greg Cunningham was 'over the moon' to be named the 2016 Sir Tom Finney Player of the Year.

The 25-year-old was chosen by supporters as their player of the year, and also picked up the Players' Player of the Year award, as selected by his teammates. Cunningham was both surprised and delighted to collect the awards on Sunday afternoon.

Speaking after the presentation, Greg told PNE PlayerHD: "I'm over the moon, it's a great honour for me to accept this award, it's been a great season for me personally and for the team so I couldn't be happier.

"I'm delighted to be back playing week in week out, just trying to play as consistently as I can. It's been a great season for us as a club and we are looking to kick on next season, we've put the marker down with a top half finish and we could end up finishing ninth if the results go our way at the weekend.

"It's a great acheivement for the Club and we want to make sure that we build on this and kick on next year."

The former Manchester City defender also paid tribute to manager Simon Grayson and his teammates for their part in a successful first season back in the Championship.

"I want to play football and I've played over 40 games this year so I'm delighted with that. I've played in different positions but I'm happy with wherever the manager wants to play me, he's showed great faith in me and I'm glad that I could repay him with consistent performances.

"There's a fantastic group of boys here, we are all in it together and without the boys I couldn't have won this award. You could have picked from a large number of players who could have won this award, luckily I've won and I'm delighted."

To hear more from our 2016 player of the year, go to PNE PlayerHD for the full interview now by clicking on the video below.


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