Alex Mowatt wins Leeds United Player of the Year award, kitman also acknowledged

Alex Mowatt

Leeds United’s end-of-season awards ceremony took place this evening…

With the 2014-15 Championship campaign coming to an end today, Leeds United held their end-of-season awards ceremony this evening.

Below is a breakdown of some of awards handed out (all quotes are sourced from the club’s official Twitter page).

Leeds United Player of the Year & Players’ Player of the Year

Alex Mowatt has won the Leeds United Player of the Year and the Players’ Player of the Year. The 20-year-old enjoyed a superb campaign on a personal level and was one of the best midfielders in the Championship this season.

The England Under-20 international scored nine goals and created 48 chances in 38 Championship appearances, while having a pass accuracy of 82% and a shot accuracy of 51%.

"It's great to be voted by my team mates,” said the youngster. “My Academy years were a big part of my development.”

Young Player of the Year

Lewis Cook has been adjudged as Leeds’s Young Player of the Year. The 18-year-old established himself as one of the best young players in the Championship and played an important role for the Whites.

In 37 Championship appearances, the 18-year-old created 36 chances, and had a pass accuracy of 75% and a shot accuracy of 50%.

"This year's been good for me, I'd have been happy with a couple of games!” said Cook.

Goal of the Year

Rudy Austin has won the Goal of the Year for his sensational strike against Watford at Elland Road in February.

The 29-year-old midfielder found the target with a stunning volley in the 19th minute of the Championship encounter, which Leeds lost 3-2.

"I saw the keeper off the line & just hoped it would go in!” said the 29-year-old. “I want to thank my teammates.”

Unsung Hero of the Year

Academy kitman Shaun Ford has been won the inaugural Bobby Collins Unsung Hero Award.

Ford was nominated for the accolade by head coach Neil Redfearn and said: “You've got to be diligent and be prepared to go that extra mile.”

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