Players Player of the Year 2019/20
After another successful season on the pitch, there were many players in the running for our two Player of the Year awards and multiple individuals who impressed throughout the campaign with consistent performances and great commitment levels.
The first of these two, the Player’s Player of the Year, has been determined using Man of the Match points awarded following each of the 27 games we played this season. It is an interesting format, with the points system designed to reward consistency throughout the entire year, rather than just on the basis of a select few memorable moments.
We are in the fortunate position to have a reliable and unrelenting squad of players, who travel far and wide to represent Queen’s Park on a Saturday morning, and with a number of players appearing in over 20 games, this was a tight run thing when the points were collated and totalled following our last game against St Johnstone.
As previously stated, the award is designed to reward consistency, dependability and a high level of performance, and there can be no question that this year’s winner has achieved all three of these things over the course of 2019/20.
Congratulations to young midfielder ELLIOT BRYSON, who picks up his first individual award as a QPSFC player following a terrific campaign.
Hard working, versatile and talented on the ball, Elliot has been a regular in the team since joining in summer 2018, and he produced a high level of performance throughout the course of the year. Most comfortable in the centre of midfield, Elliot’s high work rate and excellent levels of commitment have led to him being played all over the park throughout his time at QP, with a number of excellent displays at full back and as an attacking midfielder.
His game came on leaps and bounds this year, the addition of a persistent goal threat taking him to the next level and helping him to establish himself as one of our key players. He opened the league season with a fine headed goal in our 5-3 success away to Stirling Albion, and further goals followed against Alloa, Anniesland and Rochdale, the most important goal in his time in the Hoops.
With our IFA Challenge Cup Quarter Final ticking towards its conclusion, Bryson popped up with a vital strike to take the game to penalties. A set piece by Ross Dunbar was initially cleared, but when it made its way back into the area, Elliot forced the ball over the line through sheer force of will to spark excellent celebrations at Lesser Hampden.
A massive goal in terms of our season, and one which perfectly illustrated his never say die attitude. This was the goal that gave us the platform to win through on spot kicks, and secure our place in the yet to be played semi final against Watford.
Huge congratulations from all at the Club go to Elliot on this award. A well deserved victory for a player with a spot on attitude and no shortage of ability. Hopefully the first of many individual awards for the young man!