Enda Stevens was last night honoured by his team-mates at Pompey’s end-of-season awards dinner.
The left-back was chosen as the Players’ Player of the Year in recognition of an impressive maiden Fratton Park campaign.
Stevens beat off strong competition from Ben Davies and Michael Doyle to land the accolade.
With 51 appearances so far, no player has featured as many times for the Blues this season.
And his consistent performances earned the nod from Pompey’s dressing room, who voted Stevens as the club’s most outstanding player.
Last night’s Victory Lounge event at Fratton Park also saw youngster Calvin Davies scoop an award.
The right-back was named the Academy Player of the Season to cap a memorable personal campaign.
Davies enjoyed a highly-successful loan period at Bognor during the second half of the season, helping them to the semi-finals of the FA Trophy.
Despite an ankle injury curtailing his year, he also earned a professional contract with the Blues.
In addition, Davies, who hails from North End, has been the regular captain of Michael Harris’ under-18s side.
The end-of-season awards dinner attracted a sell-out crowd as players, staff and fans gathered to pay tribute to a campaign which has yielded play-off qualification.
Former Hull striker Dean Windass was the guest speaker for the plush black-tie occasion, while Radio Solent’s Chris Wise compared the evening.
Of course, Pompey’s campaign is not over, with the League Two play-offs to negotiate – starting at Fratton on Thursday.
– NEIL ALLEN