Danny Mayor named Sky Bet League Player of the Year
Bury’s Danny Mayor has been named the Sky Bet League 2 Player of the Year at The Football League Awards 2015 following a vote among club managers.
Mayor received the award at the gala ceremony at The Brewery, London, on Sunday evening in front of over 600 guests from clubs, sponsors and the football industry.
The Football League Awards 2015 mark the 10th year of the awards, which celebrate on and off pitch excellence across The League’s 72 clubs. This year all 72 clubs were nominated for at least one award.
Mayor beat off competition from Shrewsbury Town’s Ryan Woods and Wycombe Wanderers’ Alfie Mawson to claim the overall Sky Bet League 2 Player of the Year.
Attacking midfielder Mayor has impressed in Sky Bet League 2 right throughout this season with his pace, technical ability and his stunning array of long-range goals. He has been at the heart of an impressive Bury side and has scored eight goals, making him one of the key reasons Bury are in the hunt for promotion. Having picked up the club’s Players' Player of the Season award while on loan from Sheffield Wednesday last term, Danny joined the Shakers permanently in the summer and has gone from strength to strength.
The Sky Bet Player of the Year awards have been voted for by managers of the clubs in each division. Each manager was asked to list their top five players from this season in order, with the scores added up to get a shortlist and an overall winner.
Shaun Harvey, Chief Executive of The Football League, said: "The 10th Football League Awards has given us the opportunity to reward outstanding performance, both on and off the pitch, during what has been a memorable Football League season.
"Each of our winners thoroughly deserves this recognition and, once again, we've seen exceptional levels of talent, dedication and achievement across all our nominees."
The Football League Awards 2015 were streamed live on The Football League's official YouTube channel and website, while highlights will be shown on Sky Sports 1 on Monday evening at 6:15pm and 9:15pm.
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