PLAYER OF THE SEASON | Rob Lainton Sends A Message Of Thanks

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Mon 29 Apr 2019

Wrexham goalkeeper Rob Lainton won five awards at yesterdays Wrexham AFC Player of the Season awards dinner held at the Centenary Club. 

The shot-stopper, who equaled the club's record of clean sheets in a season recently, won the main Wrexham AFC player of the season award, the WST player of the season, the Shropshire Reds player of the season, the Buckley & District Reds player of the season and the Turf Reds player of the season. 

Since joining the club initially on-loan from league two side Port Vale before signing a permanent deal until the end of the 2018-19 season, supporters will have noticed that Rob hasn't spoken in the press or to club media, something he has maintained through his career, as it's something he doesn't really like doing. 

Breaking this prefrence, he sent the media team a message of thanks for supporters after cleaning up at the awards dinner yesterday.  

Speaking about the awards, Rob said: "As everyone knows by now I’m not really a big speaker and I can't seem to do interviews, but I really wanted to say that I'm honoured to have collected the awards yesterday.

"I didn’t expect to receive anything to be honest. I'm really thankful to all the supporters who voted or selected me. It means a lot to me, to have been accepted in to the Wrexham faithful."

Talking about the impact the club staff and players have had on his season, he said: "I can’t thank everyone enough really. From top to bottom, the players, the staff, the volunteers and the fans.  

"I must give a little mention to Jussi (Jääskeläinen), Dibbs (Christian Dibble) and Simmo (Luke Simpson) who I work with closely everyday. We are always pushing each other to produce the best we can."

Ending talking about the play-offs, the Wrexham player of the season said: "Hopefully we can come through the play-offs now and make it a successful season for everyone involved with the club."

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