Danny Ings picked up a double award earlier today, having been confirmed as both the Players Player and Fans Player of the Season for 2019-20.
Much like the Total Saints Podcast end of season awards, Ings was a unanimous winner.
With 22 Premier League goals under his belt, 2019-20 was an incredible year for the ex-Netley Abbey lad. Not only did he manage to keep himself fit for the majority of the campaign, but he worked tirelessly upfront and constantly played with a smile on his face.
Danny had told Total Saints Podcast previously (Episode 117) that he'd seen the turning point of his season as the Carabao Cup game against Portsmouth (at Fratton Park), when he scored twice in a 4-0 thrashing.
Speaking to Southampton FC about the recognition, Ings said:
“It’s nice to know you’re doing everything you can for the team and the lads are noticing that. “I’m extremely humbled by it, it’s my hometown and to win this award from all of the lads is huge. I can’t thank them enough for everything they’ve done throughout the season to help me score the goals I have.”
Regarding the Fans Award, he added: “It’s great, it’s really nice and I felt that as soon as I came to Southampton I had a great bond with the fans and that’s carried on through the two seasons so far. “It’s great and thanks to everybody that did vote for me, it means a lot and gives me great hunger to improve and be better.”
It wasn't just Danny celebrating this weekend though as James Ward-Prowse (Terry Paine's 'President’s Choice Award'), Ché Adams (Goal of the Season (vs Manchester City at St. Mary's)) and Will Smallbone (Young Player of the Season) all received some deserved success as well.
Article by Ben Stanfield
(Photo by Martin Gale)