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Burnley striker Ings lands Player of the Year award

Burnley star Danny Ings has been named the Skybet Championship Football League Player of the Year.

The 22-year old striker beat Leeds United ace Ross McCormack and Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater to the award which was handed out at the Football League ceremony at The Brewery in London.

Ings has scored 19 Championship goals and 25 in all competitions for the second-placed Clarets this campaign to notch the prize. He reserved special praise for his fellow Turf Moor striker Sam Vokes.

"Sam Vokes, my strike partner, has chipped in with a lot of goals too for a target man and I could talk about the team all night," he said.

"We have such a good team ethic and we work hard for each other which is why we have been successful."

In other awards, Brentford midfielder Adam Forshaw beat Kevin McDonald of Wolves and Alex Pritchard from Swindon Town to the League One gong while Chesterfield winger Gary Roberts held off Rochdale's Scott Hogan and Sam Winnall of Scunthorpe United to be crowned League Two player of the year.

Derby County's Will Hughes was voted the Young Player of the Year ahead of Leicester city's Liam Moore and Swindon's Pritchard.

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