NICK Pope was a double winner as Burnley Football Club held its annual awards with a difference.

The Clarets keeper was named fans' player of the year and players’ player of the year as the club held a virtual awards evening, held remotely due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

It was fitting recognition for the 28-year-old who kept 15 cleans sheets throughout the campaign - helping Burnley to a 10th place finish in the Premier League - while he just missed out to Manchester City keeper Ederson for the Golden Gloves award.

Pope, capped twice by England, was delighted to be picked by fans and fellow teammates.

The Clarets number one beat James Tarkowski, Ashley Westwood and Dwight McNeil for the fans award and also got a ringing endorsement from the dressing room by landing the players’ vote, in a highly competitive award that saw a total of eight players nominated.

“We have a good set of lads in the dressing room so to get their approval and get their vote means a lot to me,” Pope told the club’s website. “The main vote means everything as it is voted by fans.

“They are the people that watch week in week out and support us through thick and thin, which we always get during the season.

“We have our high and low moments. we have patches where we might not win for three or four weeks, but they stick with us every inch of the way and to end on the points total we did is to payback for sticking with us through the harder times we had during the season.”

Jay Rodriguez won the Goal of the Season for his sensational strike at Manchester United.

The Burnley-born striker scored 11 times after rejoining the Clarets from West Brom but none better than his effort that helped the Clarets achieve their first win at Old Trafford since 1962.

Max Thompson was named as youth team player of the year, having impressed in attack in the junior ranks.

The 18-year-old striker also capped his breakthrough season with a Premier League debut at Manchester City in June.

Goalkeeper and captain Lauren Bracewell was crowned Burnley Ladies’ player of the year, in a season that saw the Clarets compete at the highest level, before their season was ended early due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Club captain Ben Mee was one of four players to receive a Centurion Award - handed out to those who achieve milestone appearances for the club.

Centre back Mee made his 300th appearance for the club during the 2020/21 season to edge closer to the top 20 all-time appearance makers.

Midfielder Ashley Westwood, winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson and striker Chris Wood all received awards for completing 100 appearances.

And New Zealand international Wood took the top goalscorer award. Wood, who shared the award last season with Ashley Barnes, went solo this season with 14 goals, including three in his last three games after recovering from injury.