Doug Loft has been named as Port Vale’s player of the year for the 2011/2012 season.
The midfielder becomes the 45th player to be awarded the player of the year award since it began in 1967.
2007: Akpo Sodje
2008: Paul Harsley
2009: Joe Anyon
2010: Anthony Griffith
2011: John McCombe
Loft has made 45 appearances this season, scoring five times, four of them in August – but the popular midfielder has also impressed by being playing in both full-back positions during defensive crises.
Loft received three awards – in addition to Player of the year he was named Away player of the year and Players’ player of the year.
Meanwhile, Louis Dodds was awarded the goal of the season prize, Marc Richards won the top scorer award and Anthony Griffth was the “shirt off the back” winner. Meanwhile, groundsman Eric Jennison was voted Clubman of the year.
Joe Davis won both youth awards being named Young Player of the year and Youth team player of the year.
Davis has been impressive since he broke through into the first-team and he has now played seven first-team games this season. The 18 year-old will be offered a two-year deal in the summer.
Our congratulations to all the award winners.
OVF vote still to be decided
Meanwhile, the OVF player of the season vote remains undecided with one game to go. In the lead are Anthony Griffith and Tom Pope who have seven votes apiece. Meanwhile, youngster Joe Davis has won two of the last three OVF MOTM awards to move into joint-third place with three MOTM votes in total.
Last season centre-halves John McCombe and Gareth Owen were the joint-winners of the OVF player of the year award.