Former Hatter Gray named Championship Player of the Year

Andre Gray celebrates promotion from the Conference with Luton
Andre Gray celebrates promotion from the Conference with Luton

Former Hatters striker Andre Gray was named Championship Player of the Year at The Football League Awards last night.

The 24-year-old spent just over two years at Kenilworth Road, scoring 57 goals in 111 games between March 2012 and June 2014.

Gray then joined Brentford for an undisclosed fee, before joining Burnley in August 2015 and has scored 22 goals in 37 league games for the Clarets this season.

Gillingham midfielder Bradley Dack, 22, and Oxford United’s Kemar Roofe, 23, won the respective League One and League Two awards in Manchester, while Leeds midfielder Lewis Cook, 19, was voted Young Player of the Year.

Gray, who beat Brentford’s Alan Judge and Fulham’s Ross McCormack to claim the award after a vote by club managers, said: “I’m learning every day but I have got more to learn and hopefully I can continue to do so.

“I’ve probably exceeded a few people’s expectations but the expectation that I have now is to help Burnley get promoted.”

Meanwhile, young Town defender Frankie Musonda was pipped to the League Two LFE Apprentice of the Year by York City’s Ben Godfrey, who is now with Norwich City.