Player of the Season Result
CREATIVE midfielder Ruben Lameiras has won the Pilgrims’ Player of the Season award, decided by the Green Army.
The Portuguese playmaker was the stand-out candidate in the voting, polling more than half of all the votes at 51.4%.
Ruben has enjoyed a career-best campaign in his second season as a Pilgrim, having been involved directly in 35% of Argyle’s competitive goals – netting 11 times in Sky Bet League One, providing eight assists.
His good form at the turn of the year proved a catalyst for a resurgent Pilgrims side, earning him the PFA Fans’ Player of the Month award for January, as well as being nominated in the EFL’s Sky Bet monthly awards.
In second place for this season’s award was uncompromising defensive midfielder Yann Songo’o, who polled 22.3% of the Green Army’s vote after another season of full commitment to the Green cause.
Yann joined the club in 2016, having trained with the Pilgrims for much of the previous campaign, and has the fourth highest appearance count of any current Pilgrim – with only Gary Sawyer, Graham Carey and David Fox amassing more caps for the club.
Ruben and Yann were the only two players to achieve double-figure percentages, with the remaining vote share spread evenly throughout the first-team squad.
LUKE Jephcott dominated the Young Player of the Season polling, amassing almost two thirds of total votes cast at 63.2%.
It has been a campaign full of promise for prospect Jephcott, who, in his first year as a professional after graduating from the Pilgrims’ Academy set-up, has broken into the first-team picture, as well as impressing enough to become a regular for Wales at Under-19 level.
The Cornish-based forward also impressed enough in Premier League Cup and Central League fixtures to secure nine first-team appearances for Argyle this season, making two starts in December, in the victory away at Rochdale and the home defeat to Accrington. Luke also featured for Wales in the European Championships later in the campaign.
Second place in the Young Player category was awarded to goalkeeper Michael Cooper, who polled 13% of the vote, narrowly edging out fellow Academy graduate Alex Fletcher (9.3%) in third.