Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Dorus de Vries said receiving the Player of the Season award was ‘a really proud moment’.
The goalkeeper was also confirmed as the Players’ Player of the Season at Monday’s 150th anniversary gala dinner and he was thrilled with the recognition he received.
Speaking to Forest Player HD at the dinner, he said: “It’s a really proud moment. To be voted Player of the Year is an amazing feeling – like a pat on the back. It just shows that my hard work has paid off a little bit.
“There have been lesser points and things I have to work on, but also some good moments which I will take on to next season.”
The 35-year-old Dutchman has made a number of spectacular saves this season but is more interested in his overall contribution to the side’s defensive effort.
De Vries said: “All I want to do is make sure the guys in front of me know they can rely on somebody to have their back.
“They have been tremendous this season – the number of goals we have conceded is among the best in this division. That’s something I’m very proud of as well.”