A STATISTICS facility has revealed Michael Duff as Burnley's player of the season.

The Actim Index, which provides official player ratings of the Coca-Cola Championship, named Duff as the fifth highest ranked defender in the whole league for his contribution of two goals, 14 shots, 125 tackles, 85 clearances, 49 interceptions, 18 blocks, 217 passes, 11 dribbles, 53 crosses and six assists in 4,144 minutes of first team football.

Other Clarets players who ranked highly are Wade Elliott (22nd), Andy Gray (24th), Steve Jones (45th) and Jon Harley (56th).

The Actim Index is calculated using a unique mathematical formula that rates each player's contribution be it goals, shots, passes, dribbles, tackles, crosses, saves, clearances, blocks, interceptions, time on the pitch or number of points gained by the team with marks deducted for red and yellow cards.

Two additional calculations, which take account of player assists and goalkeeper's clean sheets, have been added for the new season to increase the amount of variables a player is now measured by.