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Austin Hails Biggest Night of Career

5 May 2013

Charlie Austin described his four-trophy haul at the 2013 Player of the year awards as his biggest moment in football.

The Clarets striker swept the board at the annual end-of-season prize night, winning Golden Boot, Goal of the Season, Player’s Player of the Year and the main award, Player of the Year.

Austin, who equalled Ray Pointer’s 50-year old record by scoring in eight successive games during his most prolific campaign yet, said: “I scored 28 goals for the lads, but it was all down to them, so for me to take all four awards is massive and it’s my best moment.

“To do this one step below the biggest league in the world, I just can’t explain how I am feeling because I’ve just won four awards at a club with a massive history.

“I‘ve been a professional for four years now and I’m proud to be a part of the history of Burnley Football Club.

“I’m proud to have broken history alongside some great names and I know for a fact it’s going to take a lot to beat that record, just as it did 50 years ago when Ray Pointer set it.”

Austin’s strike at Charlton landed the Goal of the Season award, while he got the vote of his fellow team mates to win the coveted Player’s Player vote.

Goal of the Season!

And a poll on the club’s official website also names Charlie as the runaway winner of the big prize, beating Lee Grant, Kieran Trippier and Dean Marney to the award.

And Austin, who has one year remaining on his current Turf Moor contract, vowed to be back at the club in pre-season as things stand.

He said: “It’s been a fantastic season and now I am going to go away and look after my girlfriend Bianca, and my little girl Avabella.

“I am going to go home for summer and come back here for the first day of pre-season training on June 25th.”

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