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Storey On A 'Great Achievement'

28 April 2019

Jordan Storey described his Young Player of the Year award in his first season at the club as a "great achievement" after picking up the accolade after the final home game of the season.

After Saturday's 3-3 draw at home to Sheffield Wednesday, the defender was presented with the award which was voted for by the fans.

Speaking after collecting the award, Storey said: "I think if you had said this to me at the start of the season I would have taken it every day. It is a great achievement for me to play as many games as I have and to win that award from the fans is an added bonus really."

Centre-back Storey had to be patient for his opportunity after his summer move from Exeter, but has since featured in the last 22 league matches.

"There were times when I thought I'm never going to play this season and there were times when I thought I am improving and hopefully it will be my chance.

"When he did say you're going to be starting it did take me by surprise. I thought 'I've got to grab it with both hands' because you don't know whether it'll be your last for the club or the start of something good.

"It's great to achieve what I have because to be honest I didn't think it would all happen like it has. I've always had that belief that I can do well and I think it's just about staying level grounded."

Since establishing himself in the team, Storey has formed a strong partnership with Ben Davies who was rewarded with both the Sir Tom Finney Player of the Year award and the Players' Player of the Year.

"I think Davo has deserved those awards. You can see this year, he's been great and to form a good partnership with him is always nice as well. I think game by game we're understanding each other."

Speaking about next season, Storey added: "It's a young squad but I think we are learning game by game. Next year if we start the season well and if we can stay consistent throughout the season we've got a great chance.

"You've seen the potential this group has with the two parts of the season where we went ten unbeaten and 12 unbeaten, so there are big signs there that we can achieve great things."


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