‘Just a local lad who has had a good season’

‘Just a local lad who has had a good season’

Tom Pope has paid tribute to his teammates after being named League Two player of the year as he modestly told the Sentinel “I’m just a local lad who has tried his best and had a good season.”

I’m just a local lad who has tried his best and had a good season…

Pope was named the divisional player of the year at the Football League Awards ceremony on Saturday and he commented: “Winning the award is something I’m really proud of and it’s a great achievement.

“But it’s a reflection of the team, not just myself.

“Everyone who watches me knows I haven’t scored 27 goals out of nothing.

“I rely heavily on my team-mates getting balls into the box and if I’ve had a great season, it’s down to them.”

“I know it has been just one season and, while it’s nice, I know I have a lot more work to do on my game.

“I’m just a local lad who has tried his best and had a good season.

“Individual records and accolades are great, but it will mean nothing unless we win promotion.

“All of the club’s scoring records before mine came during promotion seasons, so we need to finish the job we started and, hopefully, I can do that.”

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