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Alli humbled to win award

20 April 2015

Dele Alli says it was an honour to be named the Football League’s Young Player of the Year.

The 19-year-old has enjoyed a superb 2014/15 campaign, scoring 16 goals in 41 appearances, and he was recognised for his achievements at the league’s gala ceremony on Sunday, in front of over 600 guests from clubs, sponsors and the football industry.

Alli, who saw off competition from former Dons team-mate Patrick Bamford – now of Middlesbrough – and Norwich City’s Nathan Redmond, joins an illustrious list of previous winners, including Gareth Bale, Fabian Delph, Nathaniel Clyne and Wilfried Zaha.

He told “I’m delighted to have won the award, especially being up against the likes of Patrick and Nathan, as well as other great youngsters in the Football League. Some brilliant players have won this award in the past so it is a real honour to be associated with them.

“I can’t thank the Gaffer enough for all he has done for me over the years – he and the staff at the Club have always had faith in me and backed me 100 percent. I’ve also got to say a massive thank you to my team-mates and obviously my family and friends too for their support."

He continued: “It’s been a whirlwind year for me but I’m going to keep working hard to try and be the best professional I can be, both on and off the pitch. I’d also love to be able to cap this season off by helping the Dons to get promoted.”

Alli and the Dons are in action on Tuesday night when they entertain Doncaster Rovers at stadiummk – fans who attended the games against Scunthorpe United or Leyton Orient can get half-price tickets, along with those who book for the forthcoming clash against Yeovil Town.

To purchase tickets click here, visit the Box Office at stadiummk/kiosk at thecentre:mk or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets will be on sale until kick-off.

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