Walsall midfielder Liam Kinsella was honoured to have been voted both the Supporters’ Player of the Year and the Players’ Player of the Year.
The 25-year-old has stood out for his consistent performances in the heart of the Saddlers midfield this season and has been recognised by supporters and players alike.
The midfielder was grateful to be voted by both the Saddlers fans and his colleagues and he was delighted to have picked up both awards.
“I’m over the moon and delighted to win both awards.” he said.
“It’s been a tough old season and it wasn’t the season we wanted when we started, not everything goes to plan but it’s an honour to win both awards and nice to be recognised by both the fans and the players I play with week in week out.
“We want the fans back as soon as possible; I know it’s been tough watching at home on iFollow and it’s been a tough season for them. We wanted to give more than we have this season for them but it’s a privilege that they’ve voted for me while they’re at home as their player of the season.
“All season I’ve tried to keep my head down and work as hard as possible and try and get the club high up the league, but obviously it hasn’t worked out that way.
"Playing week in, week out, trying to give my best every week and being recognised by the players that train with you every day and play with you every week, I’m really honoured they voted for me to be their player of the season.”
The Sky Bet League Two season was concluded last week with a 0-0 draw against Carlisle United.
Kinsella already has one eye on next season and is keen to deliver what he feels the supporters deserve after a challenging 2020/21.
“It’s been a tough season but winning the awards at the end, it’s always nice to win something,” he added.
“Hopefully next season we can recruit well, have a refresh over the summer, come in pre-season and the main aim for me is to win a team award which is hopefully promotion or we can push for a successful season as a team because that’s what the fans deserve.”