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Gobsmacked Jake cleans up

Midfielder Jake Cottrell said he was ’gobsmacked’ after achieving a clean sweep of FC United’s end of season awards for his first year at the club.

Cottrell was voted supporters’ player of the season, players’ player of the season and Karl Marginson also chose the youngster as his player of the 2009/10 campaign.

Cottrell said: "I was a bit gobsmacked to be honest. It’s a great achievement especially the fans’ one because that’s what this club is all about. They’ve all got different meanings though and it’s nice to be recognised by your teammates and the manager too."??

Although admitting the season had left him feeling disappointed, Cottrell gave the FA Cup victory over Stalybridge Celtic as his highlight. He said: "We showed what we can do in that game and that’s what we need to be doing next season. We’ve got to be aiming for the title or the play-offs because anything else would be another disappointment."??

Margy added: "Jake has been Mr Consistency. He settled into the squad and this level of football very well. It’s never easy making a step up but he handled it very well.

"I think he’s been an eight out of ten or above every week, so it’s no surprise that he’s been recognised by the supporters and his teammates. We’ll be glad to have him onboard again for next season."??

First Posted ~ 20:24 Sat 8 May 2010
News ID ~ 2886
Last Updated ~ 02:52 Tue 16 Feb 2021