A night of celebrations for Burnley 
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 25: Burnley's Ashley Westwood celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal with teammates during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Burnley at Molineux on April 25, 2021 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Dodd - CameraSport via Getty Images)

Last night saw Burnley held their end of season awards with plenty to celebrate from a difficult season. 

Both academy 'player of the year award' winners were announced alongside the first team player.

Also announced were the 'magic moment' and 'goal of the season' awards.

  • Player of the year

Under 18's - Jake Rooney

Second-year scholar Rooney won the U18s award after his impressive performances for both the U18s and U23s. The centre-half played six times in the U18 Premier League and 11 appearances in the Premier League 2. 

In his 17 appearances, he has scored two goals and at the age of 17 broken into the U23 side. Rooney could be the next player to add to the list of talented centre-backs in East Lancashire.

Under 23's - Lewis Richardson

The U23 player of the year is also the youngest player to represent Burnley in the Premier League and the young striker earns both accolades with good reason.

In 21 Premier League 2 games, he has scored six and assisted five, giving him a 28% goal participation rate. His primary position is as a striker but the 18-year-old has also featured as an attacking midfielder and a winger, as well as two Premier League starts for the first team.

First team - Chris Wood

Wood has made 35 appearances this season for Sean Dyche's side, scoring 12 and assisting four. He averaged a goal every 246 minutes and has scored a hattrick this season in Burnleys big win over Wolverhampton Wanderers. 

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Whether it's been upfront with Ashley Barnes or on his own with a deep-lying forward playing off him as a nine, he has been the figurehead of Dyche's system this season. The 29-year-old has reaped the rewards and looks to be the go-to man with both Barnes and Jay Rodriquez ageing, whilst Matej Vydra looks unfavoured. 

  • Other awards

Majic moment - Ashley Barnes

Barnes won this award thanks to his winning goal from the penalty spot against Liverpool. The goal gave Burnley a win that will stand in the history books forever. It was their first win at Anfield since 1974. It was also Liverpool's first loss at home since April 2017. 

His winner gave Clarets fans a moment they couldn't forget and it wasn't the first time Burnley have upset the Reds. In Liverpool's title-winning season they won 18 of 19 home games with the one draw coming at home against the Clarets. 

Goal of the season - Matt Lowton

On paper, the right-back looks like an unlikely winner. However, anyone who saw Lowton's technically gifted volley against Crystal Place would say otherwise. 

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Lowton has been one of the standout players in Burnley's side since his return from injury and whilst he is a defensive stalwart, going forward his game has improved significantly. His superb strike rounded off a brilliant 3-0 win over Burnley against Palace.