Jonson Clarke-Harris says winning the Sky Bet League One Player of the Season Award ranks "top" of his personal achievements during his career so far.
The Peterborough United striker saw off competition from Sunderland AFC's Charlie Wyke and Hull City's George Honeyman during Thursday evening's 2021 EFL Awards, which were broadcast live on Sky Sports Football.
Having scored a division-high 29 league goals for the Posh this season prior to receiving his award, Clarke-Harris spoke to reporters after the event.
“This one’s top, for me, and it would mean even more if we can win promotion at the weekend," he said.
“I’m delighted, it’s a massive thing for me personally. Even though I’ve won this award tonight, I still want promotion, that’s what I’m going for this season.
“When I was [first] here, I was 17 or 18 and wasn’t all there, I’ve matured into the player I am today and I know what I can do. There’s a pressure when the club spends as much as they did on me, and I feel like I’ve achieved one goal and I’m close to the other."
The striker was quick to thank his team-mates for their contribution to the accolade too, despite being recognised for his standout individual campaign.
Darren Ferguson's side can secure promotion to the Sky Bet Championship this weekend against fellow promotion-chasers Lincoln City, but Clarke-Harris says he and the squad still have their eyes on the title.
“I’ll always sing my team-mates’ praises," he added. "They make it easier for me, and we’ve got a lot of quality in the team. I think we’re at the top end of League One for a reason.
“I’m not going to take Saturday's game any differently to any other. There are three points to be won and hopefully Hull slip up and we have the chance to be champions."