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Heaton And Keane Are The Big Winners

14 May 2017

Burnley's two England stars collected the major awards as the Clarets celebrated their Player of the Year night.

Club captain and goalkeeper Tom Heaton was named as the Clarets' Player of the Year - as voted by the club's fans.

And England team-mate Michael Keane picked up the award as the Players' Player of the Year for his outstanding performances this season.

Heaton, who has kept 10 clean sheets so far in an outstanding campaign, said: "The support has been superb and thanks to them.

"It's an immensely proud moment and fantastic to be part of what we've achieved this season.

"I love being part of it. It's been great to stay in the Premier League and we want to build on it and go forward from here."

Defender Michael Keane topped the players' votes

Keane said: “It’s an honour to be voted by the players. I’m sure it wasn’t an easy decision. A lot of others would have deserved it.

“Playing regular Premier League football, alongside the defenders we have here, with Heats behind me and the gaffer pushing me on, I think I have improved a lot.

“It’s been an unbelievable first season back in the Premier League.”

On a night of celebration to mark a campaign in which Sean Dyche’s side became the first Burnley team since 1975 to secure successive seasons of top-flight football, midfielder Jeff Hendrick won the goal of the season award.

Sam Vokes and Andre Gray are battling it out to be top scorer

Hendrick’s magnificent strike in last December’s 3-2 win over Bournemouth topped a poll of supporters’ votes taken on the night at a glittering event attended by 750 people at Turf Moor.

The top goalscorer award is still to be determined as Sam Vokes and Andre Gray both took to the stage.

Vokes’ goal at Bournemouth on Saturday was his 11th of the season, putting him one ahead of Gray ahead of next Sunday’s final game of the season against West Ham at Turf Moor.

The Youth Team Player of the Year award, chosen by under-18 boss Michael Duff and his staff, went to defender Oliver Younger.

And centurion medals were presented to Vokes (200), Ben Mee (200), Keane (100) and George Boyd (100) for making landmark appearances during a magnificent season for the Clarets.

The Centurions

Youth Player of the Year Oliver Younger

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