Hartlepool United keeper Scott Loach 'proud' to pick up TWO end of season awards

Scott Loach with his player of the year awards.
Scott Loach with his player of the year awards.

Pools keeper Scott Loach admits he is honoured to have been awarded the supporters' and players' player of the year trophies.

The former Watford goalie played every minute of Hartlepool United's 2017/18 campaign, racking up an impressive 49 games in the National League, FA Cup and FA Trophy.

And despite the season itself being instantly forgettable, some of Loach's saves and performances were memorable. As a result he has been honoured by both those on the terraces and his fellow pros in the Pools dressing room.

"It means a lot to me, I'm really proud and honoured," Loach told Pools' website.

"I came here with a job to do and I think I've done alright but I definitely feel like I can do better and we can do better as a team.

"There were some strong candidates for this in the changing room so I am really happy with the two awards."

Scott Loach

Scott Loach

The 29-year-old recorded nine clean sheets last season.

Confirming the news a club statement read: "Loach was the unanimous choice of his team-mates for Players’ Player of the Year and also won the majority of votes cast by fans to comfortably land the double prize."