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Monday 01 May 2023
Awards treble for Conor Bradley

Northern Ireland’s Conor Bradley has capped a superb season with Bolton Wanderers by picking up all three of the club’s Player of the Year awards.

The 19-year-old, who has been on loan with the League One club from Liverpool this term, was named Player of the Season, Players’ Player of the Season and joint Young Player of the Season alongside fellow loanee James Trafford at a glittering awards dinner over the weekend.

Speaking to the club website, Bradley, who has eight assists and seven goals in 51 outings for the club this season, said: “It’s been a fantastic year and one I’ve really enjoyed. I’m thankful to everyone at the club for the support they’ve given me.

“To win these awards is very special and a massive honour. It’s really nice to be voted for by your team-mates as they’re the ones who see the hard work you put in, and also from the fans. Nothing would be possible without them.

“To put myself in the history of Bolton is a massive honour.”

Bradley’s team-mate and fellow international Dion Charles lifted the club’s Top Goalscorer award after becoming the first player since Michael Ricketts in 2001 to score 20 goals in a season for the Lancashire outfit.

“I came here to score goals,” he said. “But I wouldn’t have got nearly as many if it hadn’t been for my team-mates creating chances.”

It was a big weekend, too, for another up and coming Northern Ireland youngster, Shea Charles, who was part of the Manchester City U21 team which picked up the Premier League Two title for a third consecutive year following a thrilling 4-3 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday. 

Also picking up some silverware was Northern Ireland defender Ciaron Brown who won the Oxford United Players’ Player of the Year and Supporters’ Player of the Year awards.