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Player Of The Year Awards 2018

6 May 2018

Alan Browne picked up three out of five accolades at the end of season Player of the Year awards.

The awards were presented in the Invincibles Lounge following the final day victory over Burton Albion at Deepdale.

Browne was the big winner picking up the Sir Tom Finney Player of the Year, Players' Player of the Year and Goal of the Season awards after a terrific season for the Lilywhites.

The 23-year-old was awarded with the main accolade after a vote from the fans, and his teammates selected him as their Players' Player of the Year. Browne made it a hat-trick of trophies when he picked up the Goal of the Season award for his stunning effort against Cardiff City back in September.

The Irishman has been a key player in Alex Neil's side this season and was handed his awards by the PNE boss and Mr Hemmings.

Ben Davies collected the Young Player of the Year award after his first full season in the Championship.

The PNE Academy graduate has become a regular in the starting Xl this season under manager Alex Neil after a number of loan spells since signing his first professional contract.

John Welsh, who received a guard of honour and a special presentation from the club ahead of kick-off, was awarded the PFA Community Champion award and the Preston North End Community and Education Trust's Community Player of the Year award.

The midfielder, who will leave the club this summer when his contract expires, capped off an emotional day when young fan Jorgie Rae Griffiths presented him with his trophies on Sunday afternoon.

The pair have struck up a special bond in recent months after first meeting when the three-year-old, who is suffering from Neuroblastoma, was mascot for the clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers at Deepdale.

Congratulations to all three winners, and to all of the squad and staff on a terrific season in the Championship.


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