Derby County’s 2020/21 awards were handed out at Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship season-opener against Huddersfield Town.
Prior to kick-off against the Terriers, Rams legend Roy McFarland was on hand to present the Jack Stamps Player of the Year and Sammy Crooks Young Player of the Year accolades.
Scottish midfielder Graeme Shinnie was named as the supporters’ Player of the Year for his impressive displays in midfield over the course of last term.
In addition, Academy graduate Lee Buchanan was also voted as the supporters’ Young Player of the Year as he enjoyed an eye-catching display at left-back.
In addition, the club confirmed in May its desire to acknowledge the efforts of the dedicated NHS workers in the local area for their outstanding efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a result, the Brian Clough Award - which us usually presented to a club employee for their work during the season – was dedicated to the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton.
Representatives of the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton were in attendance at Pride Park Stadium and were presented with the award at half-time, with McFarland handing over the trophy.
“I’d like to thank Derby County Football Club for awarding us with their Brian Clough Award, which they usually present to a club employee for their dedication, commitment and outstanding work during the season,” said Cathy Winfield, Director of Patient Experience and Chief Nurse, at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton.
“They’ve given it to our staff for the work during the pandemic, which is really touching, and I would just like to say how grateful we are that they have chosen to recognise the work of NHS staff in this way.”