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Bamford wins Championship Player of the Year

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Patrick Bamford has had a superb season with Middlesbrough, and we've got a big highlight tonight. No, it's not (yet another) goal -- Boro aren't in action today. Instead, it's a major individual award: he's been named Championship Player of the Year ahead of Watford's Troy Deeney and Ipswich's Daryl Murphy. That's not just a fan vote, either, as it comes from the 24 managers in the division.

Congratulations to Patrick for the award, but it's not a huge surprise that he's taken it considering his goalscoring form and superb all-around play this season. Hopefully this won't be the pinnacle of his time at Boro, since they're very much in the promotion race, but it's definitely something to be very proud of and well deserved after a fine season.

Alas, Bamford didn't make a clean sweep of the awards show, being beaten to Football League Young Player of the Year by MK Dons midfielder (and Tottenham loanee) Dele Alli. You can't win them all, I suppose, but Bamford definitely got the big one. Hurray!