Southampton striker Lambert named Championship Player of the Year

Southampton striker Rickie Lambert has been named Championship Player of the Year.

Southampton striker Rickie Lambert has been named Championship Player of the Year.

The 30-year-old has scored 21 league goals this campaign propelling the promoted club to top of the division.

"When Saints got to the Championship I was at a point in my career where I was mentally strong," he said. "I came into the Championship at the right time and I was confident I could do it.

"I am happy at Southampton. My family are happy and I am in a great team as well. This award has surprised me a little bit as I thought my team-mate Ads was going to get it.

"I am surprised but delighted. I did not think I was going to be so nervous walking to collect the award, but it was so long and my mouth dried up."

 
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