Injured Irishman hoping to improve on this season's inconsistencies.Paul Keegan said he was “delighted” to be named the Players' Player of the Year at the recent end of season awards.
The likeable Irish midfielder has been absent since suffering a knee injury during a 2-2 draw with Preston North End at Deepdale in March which curtailed his season, but his contribution until that point had not gone unnoticed.
“Obviously it’s a big thing for the players to vote for but its disappointing that I haven’t been around during the last 8 weeks,” the 30 year old conceded.
“I’ve had to accept it but I want to do better next year and be there challenging.
“Everybody’s jobs are important and mine is to tidy up and look after other people, it's great that I’m recognised because there are a lot of good players who could be more deserving of this award.”
“Maybe the balance of the team has been missed a little bit while I’ve been out,” he said.
“We’ve had to change things around a bit but hopefully we can get better next year and keep the players in contract at the club.”