League Two Awards Night 2016/17
Colchester manager Paddy McLaughlin claims the Manager Of The Year award, whilst Accrington forward Billy Kee takes the Player Of The Year award, whilst also featuring in the Players' Team Of The Season.
It was perhaps unsurprising to see who took the two big awards of the night. McLaughlin led Colchester to the title on a dramatic last day as his side beat Yeovil 1-0 to claim the trophy, regaining their League One status following relegation the previous year. Billy Kee scored 30 goals throughout the League Two campaign in 43 games to go home with the accolade of best player in the division, to go alongside his golden boot collected previously.
The Players' Team Of The Season was also revealed as the following: David Forde (Portsmouth,) Enda Stevens (Portsmouth,) Aaron Pierre (Wycombe,) Josh Yorwerth (Crawley,) Seamus Conneely (Accrington,) Tarique Fosu (Colchester,) Hamza Choudbury (Portsmouth,) Sean Murray (Colchester,) Jack Stobbs (Hartlepool,) Billy Kee (Accrington,) Matt Green (Mansfield)
Speaking to Kee after claiming his award he said, "It's brilliant to conclude the season with a personal accolade to go alongside my goalscoring boot. It's been a very successful season for both me and the team and now I have to ensure I can continue my form in League One next season – as do the rest of the squad."
He added, "We have a difficult season ahead of us, many of the clubs that will be playing alongside us have a much better base but at the end of the day we have always succeeded with the limited resources we have at our disposal. The determination is there and hopefully that can remain throughout, I very much intend to not be back in this league in the near future."