The pair won the club's Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season awards, respectively.
Fabian Delph and Jack Grealish both proved popular choices for Aston Villa’s Player of Season and Young Player of the Season awards, respectively.
Delph clocked up 51 per cent of the votes to take home the club’s top individual accolade for the second straight term, beating out Christian Benteke [20 per cent] and Ciaran Clark [18 per cent].
The England midfielder has recorded two goals and five assists in 30 appearances and, while he saw a broken collarbone disrupt his progress earlier in the campaign, his performances in the centre of the park have since proved crucial to the team’s upturn in fortunes under Tim Sherwood.
In addition, Delph further endeared himself to fans after penning a new long-term deal in January to quash rumours of a potential summer departure, before taking on the club captaincy from Ron Vlaar amid their successful escape from relegation trouble.
Grealish, meanwhile, earned an even more impressive 81 per cent of the votes to see off Jores Okore for the other main prize.
The teenager struggled to break into the since-departed Paul Lambert’s side over the first half of the season but he has since flourished under Sherwood’s guidance, rewarding his new manager’s faith in him across seven straight starts with performances which have belied his age.
However, there was not complete agreement among Villa’s Twitter-based supporters over the two award winners, as the following reactions highlight somewhat.
I personally would of gone for @C_Clark_6 as player of the year but well done Fabian Delph— Craig Turvey (@turvester) May 22, 2015
Glad to here Delph&Grealish won Player & Young Player of the year!!! .. Well deserved, both players have had a great season for us!! #AVFC— Tom! (@vTomxAvfc) May 22, 2015
Delph has had a decent season but how he got POTY over ciaran clark is a joke!— conor mccleary (@conormccleary) May 22, 2015
Delph deserves the player of the season award. Over the course of the whole season, he has been our best player. Clark best defender.— The Droyd (@The_Droyd) May 22, 2015
Bloody love Delph I do! Fully deserved player of the season #AVFC— Warren Bisp (@bispy_88) May 22, 2015
Clark and Okore had my votes but I'm pleased for Delph and Grealish. #AVFC— Adz Williams (@AdzW90) May 22, 2015
Personally think POTY should have been Clark and YPOTY Okore. Can't argue with Delph getting it though.— Sunny (@sunnyr86) May 22, 2015
No shock to see Delph get player of the year, he got my vote. #avfc— Roger. W (@RogW38) May 22, 2015
Congrats to Delph for POY award, I voted for @C_Clark_6, thought he was the outstanding improvement of the year, but Delph well deserved.— Justin Richards (@JustinR1chards) May 22, 2015
Happy for delph and grealish, well deserved, been quality this season and better to come #avfc— James (@BacunasBhuna) May 22, 2015
Delph was pretty poor for a long period prior to Sherwood's arrival. I don't think he deserves POTY this season myself.— Isa (@issassin) May 22, 2015
Delph and grealish deserve that— Zoe (@ZoeShemmans_x) May 22, 2015
Delph would've been my Player of the Year as well. Brilliant captain— vízzy9 (@vizzy9) May 22, 2015
I voted Delph and Okore— Eddie Walsh (@EddWalsh) May 22, 2015
No surprises from the end of season awards. Clark and Christian unlucky to miss out,but for a multitude of reasons I think Delph deserves it— Longyman AVFC (@Longyman) May 22, 2015
Delph and Grealish player and young player of the year, can't argue with that— Lewis Gallagher (@LewGallagherAV) May 22, 2015