We are proud to announce that the winner of the Andrew Knapton Trophy and Supporters’ Player of the Year for 2019/20 is Rob Dickie.
Rob has been immense for the U’s all season, playing more minutes than any other player and leading the side to the play-offs with some dominant performances at centre half. He took the award with over 33% of the vote with James Henry a more than worthy runner up and Cameron Brannagan in third.
Rob told us
“It means the world to me to win this award. I wasn’t expecting it; there have been so many outstanding players and performances this season and I feel very humble really that the fans have voted for me. It’s something I will always remember and it caps an amazing season for me personally. If we can win promotion then that would just cap it all off perfectly.”
Karl Robinson told us
“Rob has really grown as a player this season and fully deserves the award. He has matured so much over the last couple of years. We made him captain and he accepted that responsibility and is becoming a real leader. If you add that to his outstanding ability, his commitment and his constant desire to improve and become an even better player then you can see why we rate him so highly.”
Our thanks to everyone who voted.
Andrew Knapton was the voice of the London Road at the Manor Ground. Sadly he passed away in the summer of 2001 before he could see the U’s play at their new ground but he would be very proud to see such an outstanding young man as Rob receive the award.
The presentation took place today with Andrew's friend Darrell Fisher announcing the winner to the players via a very moving video.