Tom Cleverley’s impressive loan season at Watford ended in the best way possible tonight when he was named the club’s Player of the Season at the Hornets’ end of season awards night at Shendish Manor.
The Manchester United loanee, who remains the top scorer at Vicarage Road despite his campaign being prematurely curtailed by a knee ligament injury in the 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion, was the resounding choice of his team-mate, the fans and the away supporters to lift the prestigious Watford Observer trophy.
Despite finishing second, Doyley had the significant consolation of claiming the Goal of the Season trophy.
Arguably the most memorable moment of the campaign came in front of the live TV cameras at Vicarage Road in December when the club stalwart’s long search for his first professional goal finally came to an end in the 3-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers.
Like Cleverley, Doyley was the clear first choice of all three polling categories and gained 1,749 points to finish emphatically ahead of Henri Lansbury, whose first goal of his brace in the 4-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday scored 371. The Arsenal loanee’s second goal of that game was not far behind in third (322), with the top five goals all coming from those two matches – against QPR and Wednesday.