Gillingham captain Adam Barrett felt the players and fans came together as one during their League 2 title season
Gills fans celebrate
infront of their fans in the Rainham End Pic:Barry
Captain Adam Barrett
saluted the Gillingham fans after picking up his player-of-the-year
award on Sunday night.
Barrett was the clear winner of
the supporters’ votes for the main award at the end-of-season
dinner at Priestfield.
"It has been an unbelievable
season," said the 33-year-old. "I am proud and it has been a
privilege to have been a part of it.
"A big thanks to the supporters
who voted for me. I gave everything and am delighted it all came
good. The main thing is we won the title.
"The supporters have been
fantastic and they have taken to the players this year, they have
really got involved. I am the type of player who gives everything I
have got, week in, week out, good or bad.
"It has been fantastic to have
built up a good rapport with the supporters. I wear my heart on my
sleeve and whether I am having a bad game or not, you know what you
are going to get from me. I give 110% and I think the fans
Adam Barrett in
action against AFC Wimbledon as the Gills claim the
"I have appreciated their
support this year, they have been fantastic."
Supporters have backed the Gills
in a campaign which has seen the club win more league away games –
11 – than any other in their history. And despite the numerous
lengthy trips, the Gills were followed in good numbers all
Barrett said: "The fans have
travelled the length and breadth of the country and when times are
hard, they have really supported us.
"The game against Wimbledon
(when Gillingham won the title at Priestfield) will live with me
"I have played in some big games
but that was something special, to play in front of a full house.
Hopefully, there will be plenty more of them next year and there is
no reason why we can’t give it a good go next year."
Barrett was also named in the PFA League 2
team-of-the-year along with keeper Stuart Nelson and full-back Joe
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