Clarke lands Crawley prize

Billy Clarke: Joined the Red Devils in January 2012

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Striker Billy Clarke has been named Crawley Town's Player of the Year.

The 25-year-old scored 14 goals to help Town to a 10th-placed finish in their first season in League One.

Clarke was presented with the inaugural Dave Haining Trophy, named after Crawley's long-serving player, coach, manager and secretary who passed away last summer.

Clarke told Town's website: "To be part of a club for 47 years shows incredible loyalty and I will be extremely proud to be the first recipient of the Dave Haining Trophy."

Manager Richie Barker added: "It must have been a difficult decision to make because a lot of our players have been extremely consistent this season in terms of their performances.

"We often asked Billy to play in different positions but he always gives his best and he's come up with some fantastic goals as well.

"To be our top scorer in our first season in League One and win the Dave Haining Trophy as well is a tremendous double for Billy."