24.04.23 Collins Named POTY

Bristol Rovers striker Aaron Collins has been named the Sky Bet League One Player of the Season.

Collins fought off competition from Sheffield Wednesday's Barry Bannan and former Gas striker Jonson Clarke-Harris, who now plays for Peterborough.

Our number ten's 16 goals and 11 assists – the only player in the division to reach double figures in both categories – earned him the prestigious award at last night's EFL Awards Evening in London.

"I know I've had a good season but I wasn’t really expecting this," said Collins.

"This is my first season in League One and, to be in double figures in goals and assists, I’ve just played my game and it’s been an enjoyable season so far. I had a point to prove and it was time to prove I was good enough to go and play in League One after playing a lot of my career in League Two."

As well as being crowned overall winner, there was a spot in the Team of the Season for the popular 25-year-old.

The line-up was:

Michael Cooper Plymouth Argyle
Bali Mumba Plymouth Argyle
Leif Davis Ipswich Town
Mads Andersen Barnsley
Ricardo Santos Bolton Wanderers
Barry Bannan Sheffield Wednesday
Aaron Collins Bristol Rovers
Jonson Clarke-Harris Peterborough United
Conor Chaplin Ipswich Town
Josh Windass Sheffield Wednesday
Conor Hourihane Derby County
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