Matty Blair has spoken of his pride after being named the PFA League One Community Player of the Year.
The Rovers man has been recognised for his commitment to community work, which has seen him go above and beyond in taking part in events organised by Rovers and Club Doncaster Foundation.
It has all come against the backdrop of what Matty describes as the toughest year of his life, after losing his brother Ross to cancer at the start of the season - which saw him front the club’s partnership with mental health charity the Campaign Against Living Miserably.
Matty said: “It’s a very proud moment. I like to do my community work, I try to give back as much as I can and to top it off with being recognised as the League One PFA Community Player of the Year is very special.
“This club has given me so much in what has been the toughest year of my life, I always say I just try to be the best person I can be and see where it takes me.
“I’ve been at some great clubs with great community work, but the work behind the scenes that goes on at Rovers is incredible. There is so much work going on by staff at the club and at the Club Doncaster Foundation that it isn’t much to go down to a session and help out.
“There are so many people to thank as well on behalf of myself and my family - my team-mates and the gaffer, as well as our football secretary Mary Lally, media manager Luke Thornhill and Foundation media co-ordinator Sophie Scargill who organise all the player visits.
“The supporters and everyone at the club, whether they are at the training ground or the stadium, really, have been an absolute rock for me and my family over the past year without even realising it. This award is as much for them as me.”
Matty will collect a trophy in recognition of his efforts at the EFL Awards on Sunday April 15, where he will find out if he has been named overall PFA Community Player of the Year for the EFL.
Bristol City's Joe Bryan has been named Championship Community Player of the Year, with Cambridge's Liam O'Neil taking the honours in League Two.
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