Jack Butland named Stoke City Player of the Year
By Paul Vinnell
Last Updated: 11/05/16 8:31am
Jack Butland was named Stoke City's Player of the Year at the club's end-of-season awards ceremony.
The England keeper held off a challenge from Marko Arnautovic, who won the Players' Player of the Year award.
Butland was in superb form for the Potters until he suffered a season-ending ankle injury playing for England.
He told the club's website: "It's incredible to win these awards and it has certainly made me feel a lot better than I have for the past few weeks.
"Football is a passion of mine and I will always try to give everything I have to help the team pick up positive results, so for the fans to vote for me as their Player of the Year means a great deal to me.
"There have been some really special moments this season, and I have had many ups and downs, but to come through my first full season as a number one in this manner is absolutely fantastic.
"It couldn't have gone any better really, even beyond my own expectations, but for it to end the way it has done was hard to take, but I can assure you I will be back stronger and better than ever before next season."