Club website talks to defender after he picks up Supporters Player of the Year award
Stalwart Nathan Pond deservedly picked up the Supporters Player of the Year accolade at the club’s end of season awards evening.
The centre half, in his tenth year at Highbury, pipped defensive partner Conor McLaughlin to the prize, after a string of high quality performances all season.
The presentations were made after Town’s 1-1 draw against Southend United at Highbury, where Steven Schumacher had put the Cod Army ahead, before Barry Corr equalised.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Pond said: “I’m delighted to win the Supporters Player of the Season award, and I really do appreciate the support over the years. It’s been a while since I’ve won an individual trophy, so to win one in my testimonial year is pleasing.”
Pond has been pleased with his displays in a red and white shirt this year, and believes it has been his consistent season: “This year has definitely been my most consistent at the club, and I’ve played a lot of games too. I’m delighted with the way things are going at the moment with the team, and hopefully we can get over the finishing line.”
Conor McLaughlin was the recipient of the Player’s Player of the Year award, a prize Pond feels the right back certainly deserves: “Conor has been superb since he came in, and he got my vote for Player’s Player of the Year. He’s been very consistent since he came in, and I think we’ve got a good partnership and understanding going on at the moment.”
Pond and his Town team mates will play their final league game of the League Two season before entering the Play-Offs at Chesterfield this weekend. For full ticket information please click here