It’s official – Andy Rinomhota received more votes than anyone else and became our 2018-19 Fans’ Player of the Season.
A terrific breakthrough season for the midfield dynamo was capped after the match with the presentation of the award; he gave his thoughts moments after the announcement.
“I’m very happy for the season I’ve had, and very grateful for everyone that has voted for me,” he began.
“It’s a nice way to finish the season – staying up was the main aim, and now I hope we can kick on and take the form that we finished this season we into the next one. It was nice to have the pressure off so that we could enjoy it – we still wanted to win, but it was good to be able to enjoy the occasion.
“It’s a nice group of Academy graduates who have won this award; a lot of them have gone on and done big things. Hopefully I can do the same.
“I have to thank my teammates for the way that they have helped me on my first season in. So it’s a credit to them as well.”
The top three in the polling included full-back Andy Yiadom and forward Yakou Méïté – Rinomhota acknowledged the outstanding contribution that the pair had made.
He continued: “Andy Yiadom was a big contender – he has been consistent in every game; always above average and one of the best in the team. He’s played almost every game.
“And Yakou’s goal have been a big part in keeping us up in the last few months too. So it could have been anyone who won it.”