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Midfielder Jimmy Ryan wins player of the season award

20 May 2016

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Ash Hunter and Bobby Grant were also winners

Midfielder Jimmy Ryan has been named Fleetwood Town’s player of the season by the Club’s supporters.

Ryan joined the Cod Army last summer from Chesterfield, and has been an integral part of Town’s side as they retained their League One status on the final day.

He appeared 49 times in all competitions throughout 2015/16, and found the net on three occasions against Colchester, Bradford and Morecambe respectively.

After winning the award, he said: “It’s always nice to be recognised by your own supporters because every player steps out on to the pitch to impress their fans.

“I’ve enjoyed playing in front of the Cod Army this season and they’ve been great with me. It’s an honour to win this award.

“The season obviously didn’t go the way everyone wanted it to go, but the longer the season went on the aim of staying up became bigger.

“Personally I think I had a good season. Obviously it’s not nice to say that when you’ve just stayed up but I tried my best and felt I played pretty well for the majority of games.

“Nobody wants to go through what we went through last season again, so next year we’ve really got to hit the ground running straight from pre-season.

“I’m hoping we’ll be able to learn a lot from last season because we had a young team. They’ll realise what it’s like in League One now and that you have to fight for everything.”

Winner of the young player of the year was striker Ash Hunter, who scored seven times in 28 appearances for Steven Pressley’s side.

Bobby Grant’s thunderbolt which gave Town the lead against Crewe Alexandra at Highbury on the final day was voted the Club’s goal of the season.

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