DERRICK Williams has been named as the Blackburn Rovers player of the season for the 2016/17 season.

The full-back was named as the winner of the award before Saturday’s home game against Aston Villa.

Williams has been a consistent figure for Rovers at left-back since his summer move from Bristol City in a move worth in the region of £250,000.

And those performances in his 37 Championship outings, and three in the FA Cup, saw him receive the award following votes from the Rovers supporters.

Williams has scored once for Rovers, that being the last minute equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Cardiff City on March 7.

He has been a near ever present in the Rovers defence and was a deserved winner of the award.

Meanwhile, Elliott Bennett’s strike against Blackpool in the FA Cup back in January has won the club’s goal of the season award.

The club launched the coveted competition, The Peter White Memorial Trophy, in conjunction with the Lancashire Telegraph 16 years ago, in memory of popular sports journalist and Rovers supporter Peter White.

Bennett had three separate entries in the 10-goal shortlist which was released in April. But it was his dipping 30-yard strike in the 2-0 win was crowned the winner after a supporters vote.

In third place was the team goal at Derby County in September scored by Danny Graham, while Marvin Emnes’ strike against Wigan in March was the runner-up.

The awards follow those handed out by the Disabled Supporters club who handed the player of the season award to Danny Graham, while Ryan Nyambe collected the young player of the year prize.