THERE was a clean sweep for Shakers' goalkeeper Glyn Garner when he picked up four awards at the club's Player of the Season evening.

The popular Welsh shotstopper took the prestigious Forever Bury Player of the Year award, voted for by the supporters, as well as the Disabled Supporters Club, Billy Ayre Memorial Website and Frank Holt Memorial Shield Players' Player accolades.

The evening, organised by Forever Bury supporters' trust and jointly sponsored by the Bury Times, was another resounding success, with the club's social club packed to the rafters with fans, club officials and players.

Garner's success will have come as no surprise to anyone who has watched the Gigg Lane men this season, and he took an amazing 70 per cent of the vote.

The 27-year-old has come on in leaps and bounds since signing from League of Wales side Llanelli four years ago, as understudy to Paddy Kenny.

Behind a disrupted defence for the first half of the campaign his bravery and agility has earned numerous vital points for the Shakers in what could have been a disastrous season.

Yet he admitted being surprised and flattered by his success on the night.

"Obviously I'm chuffed to bits with it all but a little overwhelmed too," he said.

"I'd just like to thank everyone that voted for me and comes to our games.

"The four trophies will go home to Wales with my parents so they can look after them.

"It's a big honour but it won't change my game, I always try and do my best for the club and the fans.

"Hopefully we can move on in the close season and the gaffer will be able to sign some more players to strengthen the squad so we can move up the league.

"It's been a bit of a rollercoaster ride this season but the manager's really turned things round since he took over and brought his assistant Kelham O'Hanlon in.

"As a former goalkeeper Kelham has brought a new dimension to my game and it's nice to have someone to talk to.

"John Forrest does a lot for me too but it's difficult for him to see my games as he is usually out scouting for us on matchdays."

It may have been a shock to Garner but not to his manager who fully agreed with the verdict.

"It's no surprise to me that Glyn took all the awards, over the season it is well deserved," he said.

"In fact it's a measure of the lad that he was the only one that was surprised at the result.

"He is a top-notch professional who has improved and can go a long way in the game. Everything John (Forrest) and Kelham (O'Hanlon) tell him he takes on board and he's a great character around the club.

"Personally, I'm happier when he's not that busy so it would be nice for a striker or creative midfielder to get the award next season," he grinned.

Second in the Player of the Year voting was central defender Danny Swailes while left back Tom Kennedy took the Young Player of the Year award after some fine displays since breaking into the first team at the turn of the year.

Lee Connell's magnificent strike at Cambridge United deservedly won both the Forever Bury and Website Goal of the Season accolade while young midfielder Nicky Adams took the trophy for the Most Promising Young Player of the Season.

The Forever Bury Player of the Month award for April has gone to Dave Nugent.

The young Scouse striker has had a superb end of the season and wins a £50 voucher to be redeemed at Urban Menswear, Tithebarn Street, Bury.

He will be presented with his prize before tomorrow's final game of the season at home to Macclesfield Town.