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Aaron Cresswell wins Supporters Player of the Year

PUBLISHED: 09:04 22 April 2012

Aaron Cresswell

Aaron Cresswell

Copyright Ashley Pickering

AARON Cresswell has capped a fantastic first season at Ipswich Town by being named the Official Supporters Club Player of the Year.

The name of the 22-year-old left-back, who went off injured in yesterday’s 3-0 home defeat against Millwall, was announced at the Supporters Club annual event last night.

While Cresswell’s signing last summer from League One Tranmere Rovers fell a little under the radar for Town fans, he quickly impressed supporters with his raiding attacks down the left flank and mature defending.

He would have played every single minute of the season, but for a last-minute sending off against Crystal Palace in October which ruled him out of the trip to Millwall a week later.

In all, he has made 44 league and cup starts and scored one goal – the winner in the 3-2 home match against Peterborough last month.

Cresswell hobbled after 62 minutes of today’s match, clutching his hamstring after pulling up close to the dugout.

His season now appears over with Town having just one match to play, at Doncaster next Saturday.

In Cresswell’s place, Blues boss Paul Jewell collected the trophy at the event attended by hundreds of supporters.

Tankards were given out to every Town player, permanent and loan, who made their debut in the 2011/12 season while Carlos Edwards won the Away Match Passport Holders’ Player of the Year.

Icelandic midfielder-cum-defender Gunnar Thorsteinsson won the Dale Roberts Trophy for the Academy Player of the Year.

- For more reaction on Cresswell’s award, see tomorrow’s Ipswich Star/EADT

Shrewsbury Town chief executive Brian Caldwell has ruled out Paul Hurst returning to the club following his recent sacking by Ipswich Town.

More than 500 tickets have been donated for Ipswich Town’s home game against West Brom next Friday evening after one small act of kindness gained online momentum.

Toto Nsiala may currently find himself on the fringes of the Ipswich Town first-team but the central defender continues to make an impact off the field each and every week.

We’ve ranked the home kits of all 24 Championship teams. So who comes out on top?

Andre Dozzell has revealed his frustration as his return to action stalled earlier in the season but the teenager is now hungry for minutes on the field after returning to the first-team picture.

In past columns I have talked about a divide between athletes that earn large amounts of money, and those that do not, and how there is a movement in Ipswich to bring this sporting diversity together.

ANDY WARREN spoke to Ipswich Town No.2 Stuart Taylor about his journey from cleaning Paul Lambert’s boots at St Mirren to assisting him at Portman Road.

Striker Kayden Jackson scored a hat-trick as Ipswich Town defeated QPR 5-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Playford Road this afternoon.

Trevoh Chalobah has been training with the full England squad today ahead of the Three Lions’ clash with the United States tomorrow night.

Jordan Graham is training with Oxford United after being given permission to move on by Ipswich Town.

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