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Scott Carson has been named as the winner of the Jack Stamps Derby County Player of the Year trophy for the 2016/17 season.

Thousands of supporters voted in an online poll during the last fortnight - and the shot-stopper came out on top.

The 31-year-old goalkeeper, an ever-present in the Sky Bet Championship for Derby this season, will be presented with the illustrious trophy prior to this afternoon’s home fixture against Wolverhampton Wanderers (3pm).

Carson, who won the Supporters’ Club Player of the Year accolade earlier this week, is the first goalkeeper to win the award since Mart Poom during the 1999/2000 campaign.

Since his arrival from Wigan Athletic in the summer of 2015, Carson has been a near ever-present between the posts for the Rams and, in addition, performed to a consistently high standard.

During the current campaign, he played a key role in Derby achieving a club record eight successive clean sheets in a row at home in the league.

He has made 87 appearances for the Rams in total, 48 of which have been amassed this season, and also penned a new contract until 2019 earlier in the campaign as a reward for his fine performances.

In the final voting, Tom Ince finished second and Chris Baird secured third spot.

Young defender and Academy graduate Max Lowe has been named as the Sammy Crooks Young Player of the Year winner.

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