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Leicester City's player of the year Wes Morgan focuses on final fling

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Leicester City captain Wes Morgan said clinching a place in the play-offs would be the ultimate accolade after picking up two awards at the club's end-of-season awards night.

The defender picked up the Players' Player of the Year award, which was voted for by his team-mates, who picked him ahead of Paul Konchesky and Kasper Schmeichel.

Morgan also won the Player of the Year award, voted for by supporters who had Schmeichel and Michael Keane as runners-up.

But while Morgan, pictured, said it was an honour to receive the recognition for his performances, he said his sights were fixed on Saturday's crunch clash with his former club Nottingham Forest.

City must win and hope results elsewhere go their way to break into the play-offs, but Morgan believes anything is possible and said: "It's nice to receive personal recognition, but it's a team effort and we're still working hard to achieve what we want to achieve this season.

"We're not exactly where we want to be, but it's not over yet, so we'll keep fighting.

"Stranger things have happened in football, but we've got to go out and do our own job first and foremost, and then see what happens. We owe it to ourselves and to the fans to give it everything we've got and, hopefully, we'll get a bit of luck from elsewhere along the way."

Schmeichel lost out in both the Player of the Year awards but, along with Morgan, was named in the PFA Championship Team of the Year on Sunday night.

Schmeichel did not leave the City presentation empty-handed, as he picked up the Champagne Moment of the Season award for his amazing save in the victory against Blackburn in February, when he changed direction in mid-air to palm away Morten Gamst Pedersen's deflected shot.

"It happened at 0-0, at an important time of the game, and we went on to win," said Schmeichel.

"It is one of the best saves I have made, definitely."

Frenchman Anthony Knockaert picked up two awards. He was named the Young Player of the Year, and his sublime strike at Huddersfield, when he back-heeled Paul Konchesky's cross over his own head to score City's second goal, was voted the goal of the season.

Jeff Schlupp picked up the Performance of the Year award on behalf of the team for the 3-2 home victory against Bolton, which was picked out by manager Nigel Pearson and his staff as their best of the campaign.

Midfielder Michael Cain was named Academy Player of the Year, finishing just ahead of team-mates Harry Panayiotou and Joe Dodoo.

Leicester City's player of the year Wes Morgan focuses on final fling


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