Four awards in two days for Imps’ stalwart

Courtesy of Graham Burrell

Michael Bostwick has been handed four awards in the space of 48 hours, even before the rest are handed out at the dinner this evening.

Sponsors, staff and some supporters will gather tonight at the Showground to watch the presentations of a host of awards, having travelled the length of the city this afternoon on an open-top bus to show off the League Two trophy.

Even before the festivities, defender Michael Bostwick is having to clear some room in his trophy cabinet, as he’s been the recipient of four different awards in the space of just 48 hours.

First up, he was handed a pair of awards at the training ground on Friday morning. He won the PFA Player of the Month for March, which meant a presentation by Snack Media’s representative, me, at the EPC. I was joined by Andy Helgesen who was presenting the FPS Player of the Year. Again, the bearded menace won the award to make it a brace.

Then, following yesterdays game, he won the Player of the Year and the Away Player of the Year, both being presented on the pitch following the conclusion of the fixture with Colchester.

courtesy Graham Burrell

30-year-old Bostwick joined the Imps from Peterborough in the summer of 2017, following our promotion to the Football League. His capture raised eyebrows across the EFL as he’d previously been linked with a £750,000 move to Blackburn Rovers of the Championship.

He’s gone on to make 104 appearances in all competitions for the Imps, the bulk of last seasons coming in the centre of midfield. He’s typically been deployed at centre back this campaign, although he did start the 3-3 draw with Bury in midfield.

He’s started 45 of our 46 league matches this season and scored three goals in total, the last of which came again Everton at Goodison Park in the FA Cup.