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Westwood Lands Fan Prize

Supporters' clubs choose midfielder as their Player of the Year

25 April 2019

Ashley Westwood was named Player of the Year by the Clarets’ Supporters’ Clubs as the fans handed out their annual awards at Turf Moor.

The midfielder topped a poll of votes from supporters on the night to win the overall prize.

Westwood also won five awards from individual clubs to cap a season which has seen the 29-year-old play a key role in the Clarets’ seemingly successful survival mission with an outstanding run of performances since the turn of the year.

“Many thanks to all the supporters who voted for me, individually and in their own clubs,” said Westwood, who has enjoyed his most prolific campaign in a claret and blue shirt with 31 Premier League appearances, a club-high seven assists and his first Burnley goal.

“It means a lot to be recognised by the fans and to win these awards.

“It’s been tough at times along the way, but I think if we can keep a run going until the end of the season, we can look back at it what we’ve achieved with some pride.

“Again, the strength and the spirit of the group has come to the fore as we have turned things around.

“Going right back to Europe, I’ve certainly enjoyed my role and, once again, I’m grateful to the supporters and my team-mates for helping me receive so many awards on a good night for us all.”

Teenager Dwight McNeil, another major player in the revival which has brought Sean Dyche’s side 28 points from 16 games to climb to 15th place in the Premier League, was another big winner.

And Jeff Hendrick picked up a number of prizes for his stunning strike in Monday night’s 2-2 draw at Chelsea, including the overall goal of the season, which took Burnley nine points and 17 goals clear of the bottom three with just three games to play.

The Clarets are effectively guaranteed a fourth successive season of Premier League football – a decade on from their elevation to the top flight for the first time since 1976.

And Wade Elliott, who scored the winning goal in the 2009 Championship play-off final, was back at Turf Moor to receive a Special Achievement Award.

List of award winners:

Overall Player of the Year

Ashley Westwood

Overall goal of the season

Jeff Hendrick v Chelsea

Central Lancs Clarets

Player of the Year – Ashley Westwood

Goal of the Season – Dwight McNeil v Wolves

London Clarets

Player of the Year – James Tarkowski

Disabled Supporters Group

Player of the Year – Dwight McNeil

Colne Clarets

Player of the Year – Charlie Taylor

Accrington Clarets

Player of the Year – Ashley Westwood

Goal of the Season – Jack Cork v İstanbul Başakşehir

Special Award – Dwight McNeil for first Premier League goal and first England U20 cap

West Yorkshire Clarets

Player of the Year – Ashley Westwood

Champagne Moment – Ashley Barnes, winning goal and celebration v Tottenham

Roger Howarth Unsung Hero Award – Ian Woan

Rossendale Clarets

Player of the Year – Chris Wood

North Manchester Clarets

Player of the Year – Dwight McNeil

Burnley Football Supporters’ Club

Player of the Year – Ashley Westwood

Away Player of the Year – Ben Mee

Goal of the Season – Dwight McNeil v Wolves

Janice Fretwell Award – Sean Dyche on reaching 300 games as manager

Boundary Clarets

Player of the Year – Ashley Barnes

Goal of the Season – Jeff Hendrick v Chelsea

Earby Clarets

Player of the Year – Ashley Westwood

Special Recognition Award

Tony Loughlan

Special Achievement Award

Wade Elliott


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