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Boyce's pride at POTY award

17th May 2021

Liam Boyce insists it’s an "honour" to be voted the PFA Scotland Championship Player of the Year.

The Northern Ireland striker picked up the accolade after an impressive season in maroon. He scored 14 goals to help fire the Jambos back into the top flight, as well as the winning goal in the rescheduled Scottish Cup semi final win over Hibs and Hearts’ first in the 3-3 draw with Celtic in the final which saw the Jam Tarts edged out on penalties.

Chosen as the league’s top man by fellow Championship players, Liam was quick thank those who have helped him throughout the year.

Speaking to the Official Hearts Website, he said: “It’s an honour to win an award that’s been voted for by your fellow professionals so I’m really happy about it, and I really appreciate that the Championship players voted for me.

“I’ve got to thank my teammates and the coaching staff because it was a real team effort this season to get back to the top flight in challenging circumstances.

“It’s been a difficult year for everyone, including my family. They’re the driving force behind everything I do so this award is for them and I hope it puts a smile on their faces.

“A big thanks goes to our fans too. They’ve supported us from afar and I’m really looking forward to next season and hopefully scoring more goals in front of them at Tynecastle.”