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Pompey's season's star is modest after awards clean sweep
Monday, 6th May 2019 22:29 by pompey-fans.com staff
Matt Clarke says he didn't deserve a clean sweep of Pompey player of the season trophies saying: It's no one-man show.
The central defender was rewarded for another consistent season at the back with 13 trophies - every one presented before Saturday's draw with Accrington.
Clarke told The News: 'I wasn't expecting that many! I got warned about it Friday, so was probably expecting a couple, but there have been some players who’ve had really good seasons.
‘I wasn’t expecting that and I don’t think I really deserve it – it has not been a one-man show like that. Genuinely, some lads have had really good seasons, scored a lot of goals and put in some top performances. I don’t think a clean sweep is maybe merited.
‘For players’ player of the season, I voted for Closey, just because it has been two seasons in a row where he’s had a frustrating start and come good. Plus he's a very good friend of mine!
‘There are three or four other contenders. Craig MacGillivray in his first season with us, Nayls won players’ player so has obviously had a really season, Jamz has scored as many goals as he ever has. These are really top performers.
‘I feel I’ve improved, though. You are always looking to improve – if you’re not improving then there’s something wrong.’host them in the second leg five nights later.
Clarke now heads into battle with Pompey in the play-offs. They face Sunderland in the semi-final first leg on Saturday evening - a game for which they have been given just 2,000 tickets - and