SOUTHEND United midfielder Ryan Leonard won a trio of awards at the club’s gala dinner.

Leonard was voted fans’ player of the year for the second year in succession and the players’ player of the year award.

The 24-year-old also won goal of the season for his stunning volley against Oxford United in September.

And Leonard was delighted to pick up so many prizes.

“It was a massive honour to be named players’ player and supporters’ player of the year and to get goal of the season as well,” said Leonard.

“Thank you to all the boys and the fans.

“We were gutted to finish one point short of our goal but I’ve really enjoyed the season.”

Leonard started 48 times for Blues during the course of the campaign, more than any other player.

And Blues boss Phil Brown felt the midfielder was a worthy winner.

“Lenny has been magnificent for us all season once again,” said Brown.

“He fully deserves the awards and his red card against Oldham was perhaps one of the factors in us missing out on the play-offs by just a point.

“We missed him while he was out suspended and took just three points from those three games but he’s a real talent.”

Simon Cox finished as runner up in both of the player of the year awards while goalkeeper Ted Smith was named young player of the season.

Smith also won best player in the community.