Chris Brown collected Doncaster Rovers’ Player of the Year gong at The Star’s Football Awards.
Rovers’ Championship status is hanging by a thread going into this weekend’s final round of matches.
But Brown - Rovers’ leading scorer with nine goals - can reflect upon a very consistent season on a personal level, thriving as one of Paul Dickov’s first names on the teamsheet.
The Doncaster born striker’s relentless work ethic and commitment to the cause were deservedly recognised at Monday night’s function at the DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel in Sheffield.
All six clubs in The Star’s circulation area where honoured at the awards.
There was a special welcome for Chesterfield who were able to continue their celebrations just 24 hours after clinching promotion from League Two.
The Spireites’ Paul Cook was named Manager of the Year, while Ollie Banks was The Star’s Young Player of the Year.
The Star’s Team of the Year was Rotherham United, who have done well in their first season after promotion, topping 80 points in League One, third highest scorers in the Football League and reached the Play-offs.
The Special Award went to Sheffield United, honouring their 125th anniversary and run to the FA Cup semi-final, while Blades coach Chris Morgan was elevated to The Star’s Hall of Fame.
The respective Player of the Year awards at each club went to: Blades - Harry Maguire; Owls - Liam Palmer; Reds - Chris O’Grady; Rovers - Chris Brown; Millers - Lee Frecklington; Spireites - Gary Roberts.
Rotherham’s Kieran Agard won the Golden Boot as the region’s top scorer.