Roberts scoops five awards with Yeovil
9th May 2016
Young defender Connor Roberts has capped off a fine season with League Two side Yeovil Town by scooping five honours at the club's annual Player of the Season Awards.
The 20-year-old featured 54 times in all competitions for the Glovers after arriving on a season-long loan deal back in August.
A string of fine performances eventually saw Roberts pick up the Community Sports Trust Player of the Year, DSA Player of the Season and Away Travel Club Player of the Year awards, as well as being voted the Bobby Hamilton Young Player of the Year and the Western Gazette Player of the Year.
"I'm absolutely delighted," said the Neath-born full-back. "It's a great end to a great season for me.
"I wanted to build a career and I wasn't going to do that just playing Under-21s football. Coaches and managers look for players who have got experience under their belt, so to have got this experience is brilliant for me."
Roberts also claimed a fine personal achievement by playing even minute of every game he was available for during his loan spell, as well as scoring the winning penalty in a shoot-out against Gillingham in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
The move also saw the defender link up with former Swans midfielder Darren Way, who was appointed as the club's manager last December following the departure of Paul Sturrock.
"I didn't think I'd play that many games when I signed," said Roberts. "But Darren Way, Terry Skiverton and Paul Sturrock have all been brilliant with me.
"You look at some of the strikers and wingers I have come up against and it's like playing rugby again when I was younger.
"I just had to man up. I came here as a boy and I've matured into a man and that's credit to the boys I have played with and the manager."