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Former Newcastle, QPR midfielder Barton wins Burnley award

Joey Barton has been named Burnley's Player of the Year for 2015/16.

The 33-year-old midfielder only joined Sean Dyche's Clarets last summer after leaving the relegated Queen's Park Rangers but had an enormous impact at Turf Moor.

The former Manchester City and Newcastle United man helped guide the Lancashire club to the Championship title, which was clinched with a 3-0 win at Charlton Athletic on Saturday, and has now been rewarded for his consistent performances with the top individual prize at the end-of-season awards night.

Barton scooped the award, as voted for by the fans, while defender Ben Mee won the Players' Player of the Year, which was voted for by the playing group.

Other award winners on the night included Scott Arfield, who won Goal of the Year, and Andre Gray, who landed the Golden Boot for most goals.

Veteran defender Michael Duff announced his retirement and will now take up a coaching role with the academy as Burnley prepare to return to the Premier League in 2016/17.

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