Leicester City loanee Tom Lawrence named Ipswich Town’s ‘Players’ Player of the Year’
PUBLISHED: 11:54 04 May 2017 | UPDATED: 12:20 04 May 2017
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Tom Lawrence was named the ‘Players’ Player of the Year’ at Ipswich Town’s annual awards night, held at The Hangar, Milsom’s Kesgrave Hall on Tuesday night.
The Welsh international forward, 23, has lit up an otherwise frustrating season for the Blues with some sparkling displays and spectacular goals during his loan spell from Leicester City.
He dominated the ‘Goal of the Season’ category, claiming first, second and third for his stunning strike at QPR, long-range screamer against Blackburn and jinking run and angled finish against Preston respectively.
Meanwhile, goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski, who won both the ‘Supporters’ Player of the Year’ and ‘Junior Blues Player of the Year’ last Saturday, was selected as the ‘Corporate Customers, Sponsors and Box Holders’ Player of the Year’.
Midfielder Grant Ward was awarded the ‘John Kerridge Memorial Trophy’, which is selected by manager Mick McCarthy, Ward has made 37 starts and eight substitute appearances for Town since making a £600k switch from Tottenham last summer.
When naming Freddie Sears as his selection for that award this time last year, McCarthy explained: “There are a whole lot of attributes which go into that – one of them, I think, is how you play on a consistent basis.”
Midfielder Tristan Nydam won the ‘Academy Player of the Year’.