Player Of The Year-Your Vote Counts

April 14, 2006

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With all the excitement of the fight for a play off place, the end of the season is sneaking up on us all fast.

Whether Rovers actually make it into the top seven and a chance of promotion or not will be decided probably over this weekend, and as the action unfolds, it may also shape your decision making as to who is your player of the season for Rovers.

We have had some ever presents in the side who have been big players for us. We’ve also had some great goals from our strikers. We’ve had elation and disappointment in equal measure, with some away performances giving real hope for us making progress this year, then were brought back down to earth with a big bump after some poor home performances when expectation was so high.

So here are some of the likely front runners this year;

Last year’s winner and captain James Hunt. Does all the dirty work in the middle that many don’t see.

Steve Elliott; has formed a good partnership with the ever improving Craig Hinton in central defence. He has  worn the shirt with pride in all but one game this season and a loss always looks like it hurts him.

Richard Walker; likely to be our top scorer this season. Like others, he’s has very good games and others where he has been kept quiet. That said, he has played all but one game this season and we could not have done without his goals.

Junior Agogo; second top scorer who has teamed up well with Walker and has teased defences all season. Boy did we miss him during the three match suspension!

Aaron Lescott; though really a midfielder,  needs have meant he has had to adapt to right back. Many think he has done well in that position, going on to make it his own. In some games he has switched to left back and then to central defence, showing his versatility.

Chris Carruthers; practically signed for Wycombe then changed his mind to come to Rovers because he said he liked it here. Has shown nothing less than 100% commitment all season and another popular player.

Paul Trollope; how about our first team coach? Though he has not made a first team appearance this term he is still registered asa player for us and many would argue he has made the most difference to our team this year. A long shot, but who knows?

[image2]Young Player Of The Year

As well as the chance to recognise the player you feel has best represented Rovers this season, there is also the young player of the season award to consider, though again this year there are few candidates. They include last year’s winner Lewis Haldane and are listed below;

Lewis Haldane; since his recall from Forest Green, he has worked really hard to get into the team and has added raw pace to the right side, unsettling defenders and giving Rovers a good outlet.

Darren Mullings ; made his debut as a substitute this season and is a product of the Rovers Youth policy.

Chris Lines; again made his debut as a substitute this season and again a product of the Rovers Youth set-up.

The Supporters Club are holding an evening where these awards will be presented and on the night there will be a goal of the season vote too. The evening will be held on Sunday 7th May in the Bristol Room and tickets for the evening are currently on sale at 199 and Pirate Leisure, priced at £5 to include a basket meal. Both management and playing squad are all invited and demand is expected to be high, so don’t delay in getting yours, as space will obviously be limited.

Vote online!

In addition to voting in person at either 199 or Pirate Leisure, once again this year Gasheads can vote online for their choices. Simply click here to send us your votes. Please entitle your message ‘Player of the season’ and include your vote for player of the season and young player of the season, along with your name and BRSC membership number.

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