Charlie Taylor admits delight at awards double, names other Leeds stars who would have been contenders

Leeds United

The Whites full-back picked up the Player of the Year award from both the club itself and the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Leeds United full-back Charlie Taylor has admitted to the club's official website that he is delighted to have won two Player of the Year awards for his fine season, but stressed that there are numerous other players at the club who would also have deserved the recognition.

Taylor was named the Whites Player of the Year award both by the club's supporters and the Yorkshire Evening Post in recognition of a fine season.

The 22-year-old left-sided star has enjoyed his most successful personal campaign to date at the club, kicking on from an impressive debut year last term and making 42 appearances in all competitions.

Taylor is part of a strong young contingent at Elland Road which also includes the likes of Lewis Cook and Alex Mowatt, and though he expressed his delight at being honoured he was quick to suggest that any one of a number of first-team stars would have been worthy winners.

Speaking to the club's official website, he said: "It’s been a good week. They were two great awards to win. They made it a very good week and I’m really happy.

"I just concentrate on my football, but the awards at the end of the season are a massive bonus. You don’t really think about them until they actually happen – then it’s brilliant and you’re absolutely buzzing about it.

"I don’t know [if I deserved them], I can’t really say that. There’s a few players who have had good seasons – Stuey [Dallas] has done well, Cookie has done well, so has Berra [Gaetano Berardi] and Woody [Chris Wood] has scored a lot of goals considering the amount of games he’s missed. I could go through everyone.

Leeds' underwhelming season draws to a close on Saturday with a trip to Preston North End on Saturday with the Whites looking for the victory which would guarantee them a top-half finish.

The club are then likely to face a battle to keep several of their stars this summer with Taylor, amongst the rest of the cream of the crop at Elland Road, sure to be attracting interest in the transfer market.

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