Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Ben Alnwick was named as Championship Player of the Year at the Northwest Football Awards on Monday evening.
Held at The Point at Lancashire County Cricket Club's Old Trafford home, the shot-stopper held off competition from Preston North End's Alan Browne to secure the accolade.
Unfortunately unable to attend in person however, Connor Hall accepted the award on Alnwick's behalf on the night.
After training on Tuesday though, the 31-year-old was presented with the accolade, much to his delight.
Speaking about the honour, he said: "I'm so pleased to be named Championship Player of the Year at the Northwest Football Awards.
"You never go looking for personal accolades, but it's always nice to be appreciated and this is something I'm extremely proud of."
On the night, Wanderers were finalists in a total of six categories, with Bolton Wanderers Community Trust missing out on Community Club and Community Initiative of the Year.
Sammy Ameobi, Connor Hall and Matt Barrass were all unfortunately pipped to the post for Goal of the Year, Rising Star and Outstanding Service to Football Medicine and Performance respectively.
For a full list of winners, please visit www.northwestfootballawards.com/northwest-football-awards-2018/winners.