Defender lifts award at Derby County's annual End of Season Awards night.

Derby County's annual End of Season Dinner took place at the iPro Stadium on Tuesday evening – with Jake Buxton claiming the Rams’ Club Player of the Year Award.

Central defender Buxton was named as this year's winner at the star-studded event, just over two weeks after being named as the Supporters Club's Player of the Year.

All of Derby County's directors, management and players were in attendance alongside both supporters and sponsors.

Buxton, who has been a key player in Derby’s promotion push, said: “It has been an unbelievable season for myself and the team; I am genuinely shocked to win this award.”

Elsewhere, 19-year-old midfielder Will Hughes collected the Young Player of the Year Award for the second season in a row following another impressive campaign on the pitch, while Johnny Russell lifted the Goal of the Season Award for his effort thunderous against Nottingham Forest.

The Players’ Player of the Year Award went to midfielder Craig Bryson, who was voted by the Derby squad as their top performer during the campaign.

Chris Martin lifted Highest Goalscorer Award after picking up 23 goals so far during the campaign with one game left to play while England youth international forward Kwame Thomas received the Under 21s Player of the Year after an impressive campaign in the Under 21 PDL 2 North.

Performance Analyst Paul Winstanley claimed the Brain Clough Award for his off-the-field efforts while Commercial Manager Ashley Peden lifted the President's Award.

Academy youngsters Max Lowe and Alex Cover also picked up gongs on the night; highlighting the progress they have made in the last year with the Scholar of the Year and Academy Player of the Year Awards.

Award Winners, 2013/14 Season

Academy Player of the Year, sponsored by Chasetown - ALEX COVER

Scholar of the Year, sponsored by Danwood - MAX LOWE
Brian Clough Award, sponsored by iPro - PAUL WINSTANLEY
President’s Award, sponsored by Talbot Sports Turf - ASHLEY PEDEN
Under 21s Player of the Year, sponsored by Quantum - KWAME THOMAS
Highest Goalscorer, sponsored by Stratstone BMW - CHRIS MARTIN
Young Player of the Year, sponsored by Imperial Commercials - WILL HUGHES
Players’ Player of the Year, sponsored by On Event - CRAIG BRYSON
Goal of the Season, sponsored by Morley Hayes - JOHNNY RUSSELL
Player of the Year, sponsored by McAndrew Utilities - JAKE BUXTON

Look out for exclusive images and interviews from the awards night on and Rams Player.

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