HORSHAM captain Callum Dunne praised the club’s long-suffering fans after he won their vote for the Player of the Year Award.
The former AFC Wimbledon Reserves skipper was presented with a bottle of champagne at the end of Saturday’s 2-1 defeat against Canvey Island.
Dunne, 19, has been ever-present in the side with 43 appearances and has shown a maturity beyond his years in Hornets’ midfield playing immediately in front of the defence.
Delighted Dunne said: “It’s a massive honour. It’s my first year playing at this level and although I might have been the only player who has played the whole of the season, the last thing I expected was to be Player of the Year.
“The way I play I go unnoticed. I don’t score goals so for them to recognise me is tremendous. I couldn’t ask for anything more. I always knew this season would be tough but it feels better for me now having won this award and would be nice for everyone if we can win a trophy when we didn’t expect to win anything.
“The players need to have a break to get this losing streak out of the system. I feel sorry for the fans, especially at home. They are the most vocal at home and away. They are brilliant. They come and we lose every week and they don’t get on our backs which is easy to do when a team is struggling.”