Which Bradford City player will win your vote?

Gary Jones collects last season’s player of the year trophy from City boss Phil Parkinson

Gary Jones collects last season’s player of the year trophy from City boss Phil Parkinson

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Bradford City Reporter

Can Gary Jones hang on to his title as the Telegraph & Argus/JCT600 City player of the year?

Or will the likes of Stephen Darby, Andrew Davies or James Hanson take the crown?

It’s down to YOU, the fans, to decide who will win the coveted trophy at the club’s end-of-season awards night on Tuesday, May 6.

City’s first season back in the third tier since 2007 has been a “troubled” one at times, according to boss Phil Parkinson, because of injuries and a long mid-term run without a win.

But with safety virtually secured, there have still been plenty of contenders for supporters to consider.

Ever-green skipper Jones must be in the running to retain the title after once again turning back the clock with so many consistent performances.

Darby could be another fancied choice after playing every game at right back, while centre half Davies has featured in 11 of the team’s 12 clean sheets despite missing almost four months through injury.

Jon McLaughlin has established himself as first-choice goalkeeper and, like Darby, has been an ever-present in League One.

And Hanson has taken the step up a division in his lanky stride to show once again what a threat he can be to any defence.

But it’s the fans who will have the final say in what promises to be a very close fight.

Every player who has made at least ten appearances is eligible for the vote. The squad list includes some who are currently just under that but could make double figures by the end of the season.

There are two ways to cast your vote: Fans can text BCFC and the player’s squad number to 07786-206955. For example, to choose Darby text ‘BCFC2’ to the vote line.

Or you can post a vote to: POTY 2014, Bradford City Football Club, Coral Windows Stadium, Valley Parade, Bradford, BD8 7DY.

Postal votes must arrive before Friday, May 2. The text service shuts at 5pm on that day.

Tickets for the awards night, which is sponsored by Complete IT Systems, are £35 each or £300 for a table of ten. The price includes a three-course meal.

Places can be booked through the Friends of Bradford City website at friendsofbcfc.com.

Squad: 1 McLaughlin, 2 Darby, 3 Meredith, 4 Dolan, 5 Davies, 6 Drury, 7 Reid, 9 Hanson, 10 Gray, 11 Thompson, 14 Yeates, 16 McHugh, 18 Jones, 20 De Vita, 21 Mclean, 22 Bates, 23 McArdle, 24 Doyle, 27 McBurnie, 28 Reach, 32 Bennett.

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7:54am Thu 17 Apr 14

shoatsy says...

Hanson , darby , Davies
Hanson , darby , Davies shoatsy
  • Score: 3

8:01am Thu 17 Apr 14

Plastic Bantam says...

Darby, Darby & Darby
Darby, Darby & Darby Plastic Bantam
  • Score: 18

8:05am Thu 17 Apr 14

Farsley Bantam says...

Plastic Bantam wrote:
Darby, Darby & Darby
Totally. It will be a travesty if he doesn't win. He has been consistently good in pretty much every game.
[quote][p][bold]Plastic Bantam[/bold] wrote: Darby, Darby & Darby[/p][/quote]Totally. It will be a travesty if he doesn't win. He has been consistently good in pretty much every game. Farsley Bantam
  • Score: 7

8:14am Thu 17 Apr 14

rinkydink says...

Steven Darby, Baby!
Steven Darby, Baby! rinkydink
  • Score: 11

8:15am Thu 17 Apr 14

rinkydink says...

even if i did spell his name wrong! :/
even if i did spell his name wrong! :/ rinkydink
  • Score: 3

9:20am Thu 17 Apr 14

minkiebantam says...

Darby, ALL DAY LONG. Nothing else to add really?
CTID!!
Darby, ALL DAY LONG. Nothing else to add really? CTID!! minkiebantam
  • Score: 4

9:22am Thu 17 Apr 14

bcfc1903 says...

Hanson.
Hanson. bcfc1903
  • Score: 3

9:34am Thu 17 Apr 14

shoesmaker26 says...

darby for me
darby for me shoesmaker26
  • Score: 4

10:36am Thu 17 Apr 14

SouthCheshireBantams says...

Darby followed closely by Hanson. Jones is too old, he's been below par this year.
Darby followed closely by Hanson. Jones is too old, he's been below par this year. SouthCheshireBantams
  • Score: 0

10:54am Thu 17 Apr 14

lawsonio123 says...

James Hanson has carried the forward line and made many other goals to without him we would have sunk some others have done very well also but Hanson has earned your vote
James Hanson has carried the forward line and made many other goals to without him we would have sunk some others have done very well also but Hanson has earned your vote lawsonio123
  • Score: 1

11:08am Thu 17 Apr 14

whisky1 says...

Jimbo
Jimbo whisky1
  • Score: 0

11:55am Thu 17 Apr 14

Bantamania says...

Stephen Darby Baby for me!! Most consistent player by a mile.
Stephen Darby Baby for me!! Most consistent player by a mile. Bantamania
  • Score: 4

12:14pm Thu 17 Apr 14

shoesmaker26 says...

darby really good defender nowt much gets past the lad
darby really good defender nowt much gets past the lad shoesmaker26
  • Score: 4

1:09pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Hove edge bantam says...

Andy Gray
No seriously
THE FANS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Andy Gray No seriously THE FANS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hove edge bantam
  • Score: 3

3:28pm Thu 17 Apr 14

londoncitygent says...

Nakhi?

I love how careful the T&A are not to influence the voting:-

"There are two ways to cast your vote: Fans can text BCFC and the player’s squad number to 07786-206955. For example, to choose Darby text ‘BCFC2’ to the vote line"
Nakhi? I love how careful the T&A are not to influence the voting:- "There are two ways to cast your vote: Fans can text BCFC and the player’s squad number to 07786-206955. For example, to choose Darby text ‘BCFC2’ to the vote line" londoncitygent
  • Score: 4

7:18pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Baby Bantam says...

Mathew Bates, hahaha nearly kept a straight face then, Mr Darby every day of the week, been near faultless so far
Mathew Bates, hahaha nearly kept a straight face then, Mr Darby every day of the week, been near faultless so far Baby Bantam
  • Score: 1

8:58pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Tecnotronic says...

Darby.The hero at the back.Not many full backs get the credit but this lad deserves it.
Darby.The hero at the back.Not many full backs get the credit but this lad deserves it. Tecnotronic
  • Score: 3

10:54pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Bradford Lad BD9 says...

Darby...SIMPLE
Darby...SIMPLE Bradford Lad BD9
  • Score: 1

10:58pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Bradford Lad BD9 says...

What the hell is jonny mac doing on the list
What the hell is jonny mac doing on the list Bradford Lad BD9
  • Score: 0

10:50am Fri 18 Apr 14

bazzathetyke says...

Wells!
Wells! bazzathetyke
  • Score: -2

11:02am Fri 18 Apr 14

shaun from richmond says...

WELLS by a Mile!...his goals have kept us up!....Then Gary Jones!.
WELLS by a Mile!...his goals have kept us up!....Then Gary Jones!. shaun from richmond
  • Score: -1

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