Dorrans earns top honour
Graham Dorrans earned the PFA Fans' honour by playing a huge part in Albion's top-flight return.
Last Updated: 30/04/10 12:33pm
The season just gets better and better for West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans who has been voted the PFA Fans' Player of the Year in the Championship.
The Scot has been in outstanding form for the Premiership-bound Baggies this term and is still on course for what would be a hugely impressive 20-goal haul.
Dorrans joined West Brom from Scottish outfit Livingstone two years ago for an initial fee of just £100,000 and that looks to have been great business by the Midlands side.
He signed a new three-and-a-half year contract earlier this year amidst rumours that Manchester City were ready to table a £6 million bid to try and capture the Scotland international.
More recently the Baggies rejected a bid from West Ham and can expect a lot more interest in Dorrans over the summer with several other top-flight clubs linked with a move for his services.
But chairman Jeremy Peace insists he is not for sale, saying: "As I have stressed several times since we achieved promotion over two weeks ago, our aim now is to retain our core players and try to strengthen our squad around them. I want to make it clear again that Graham Dorrans is not for sale."
Dorrans, who was voted in the PFA Championship team of the year, admits it will be a tough task for Albion to establish themselves in the Premier League after their return to the top flight but says the current crop of players can handle the step up.
He says: "We've got players who are capable of holding their own in the Premier League. You've seen that this season in games against Newcastle when we were unlucky not to take the points. There is a gulf. The Championship is more demanding. It's hard work physically.
"The players in the Premier League are some of the best in the world and playing for some of the best clubs in the world but I'd back anyone in our squad because we have some fantastic players."