Much more to come from hat-trick hero

Joe Newell with his awards.
Joe Newell with his awards.
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Joe Newell insists he has more to offer Peterborough United.

The 22 year-old declined to bask in the glory of collecting three Posh player-of-the-season awards after the final home game of the season last weekend.

Newell was voted top man by supporters group Forever Posh and by the fans who use the official club coaches to get to away matches.

The versatile midfielder was also presented with the BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Player-of-the-Year prize. That award is made by the station’s sports team.

Newell follows in the footsteps of some top Posh players like strikers Britt Assombalonga and Dwight Gayle.

Newell said: “Obviously I am very proud to have won three awards this season and thank you to everyone who voted for me.

“There were some nice moments for me before and after last Saturday’s game.

“I said last season that consistency is what I needed to bring into my game so for this year to go as well as it has is obviously great for me, but I know there is much more to come.

“To win three major awards is brilliant. A lot of good players have won this award in the past.

“The likes of Dwight Gayle and Britt Assombalonga have won them in recent seasons and they have gone on to have great careers.

“Of course, if I am honest, I am not going to look back on it as a great season because we didn’t achieve what we wanted to as a team.

“Winning these awards puts a little positive spin on what has not been the greatest of campaigns.”

Newell has scored two goals in 41 first-team appearances this season. but he has often been deployed as a left-back or left wing-back.

He should start the game at Oldham in the wing-back position.

Harry Anderson won the Forever Posh Young player of the season award.

Recent Posh players of the year as determined by BBC Radio Cambs

2014/15 - Joe Newell.

2013/14 - Britt Assombalonga.

2012/13 - Bobby Olejnik. 2011/12 - Gaby Zakuani. 2010/11 - Craig Mackail-Smith

2009/10 - Joe Lewis.

2008/09 - Charlie Lee. 2007/08 - Aaron Mclean.