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2024 Player Award Winners Announced

28 April 2024

First Team News

2024 Player Award Winners Announced

28 April 2024

Alan Browne has been named the Sir Tom Finney Player of the Year for the 2023/24 season.

The skipper was the recipient of the main accolade, announced as part of a Player Awards show broadcast on the club’s YouTube channel. 

Following Browney’s win in the 2018/19 season, the captain was again voted as the club’s Player of the Year by the North End faithful for his performances this term. 

It was an extremely close call for the main award, with just 30 votes separating the top three, but the Lilywhites’ No.8 came out on top and was honoured to receive the trophy. 

It was a different name taking the award voted for by the squad, as Liam Lindsay was named the Players’ Player of the Year. 

The defender has featured in every Championship match of the campaign so far and his stats rank highly among all defenders in the division in a number of different categories.

While a rock at the back, his highlight of the season is of course the last-gasp winner against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park. 

That header was among a 12-goal shortlist for the Goal of the Season award, but it was Liam Millar’s worldie in the 89th minute at home to Leeds United which came out on top. 

The Canadian showed his skill and confidence to skip inside onto his right foot and curl a beautiful effort into the top corner to seal a Boxing Day victory for North End. 

Elsewhere, manager Ryan Lowe presented the Young Player of the Year award, as voted for by the fans, to Kian Best.

The left-sided defender, who came through the PNE Academy, made his breakthrough into the first team at the start of the season and has gone on to feature 13 times, earning the admiration of the North End supporters and his country.

Off the pitch, Dai Cornell has been recognised for his incredible contribution to those in and around the local area, by being named PFA Community Champion and Community Player of the Year. 

The goalkeeper and his family played an integral part in the launch of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower campaign at Deepdale earlier this season.

Dai has also been on a number of player visits throughout the campaign, from handing out Sunflower lanyards, to meeting SEND students, to visiting a terminally-ill supporter at their home.

Finally, Max Wilson was named Scholar of the Year following an impressive first year of his scholarship. 

The midfielder, who can also play up top, captained the youth team to a Youth Alliance Cup victory earlier in the month and he has also played an important role in their title push. 

Congratulations to all award winners and you can hear from all of them by rewatching our Awards Show by clicking here

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