Derby County's Will Hughes is Football League Young Player of the Year as Rams scoop three prizes at awards night
Past winners of the award have included Gareth Bale and Wilfried Zaha.
City defender Liam Moore and Alex Pritchard, the midfielder on loan at Swindon Town from Tottenham Hotspur, to the honour.
been very hard because I haven had much time to concentrate on my LFE work but there a great education officer at Derby who has helped me get through it. The Rams, who were up for four awards on the night, also won the Best Digital Content Audience Growth prize ahead of Bournemouth, Coventry City, Oxford United and Queens Park Rangers.
and Portsmouth were also nominated as well as the Rams.
a great achievement for me personally and for my family," said Bennett.
Bennett, currently on a month loan at League One leaders Chesterfield, beat Jake Charles (Huddersfield Hypervenom Boots Town) and Bryn Morris (Middlesbrough) to the title.
grounded young man, considering the achievements he has had and the amount of exposure he has had. He is intelligent as well and I think that is why he has made such quick progress. Rams striker Bennett (17) was named Championship Apprentice of the Year.
Midfielder Hughes (18) was named the Football League Young Player of the Year, beating Leicester Nike Hypervenom Phantom 2 Indoor
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"I like to thank the academy and the manager for giving me the opportunity.
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Rush added: is a huge amount of competition in the Football League and a third of all players are eligible for this award so for him (Hughes) to come out on top at 18 is an amazing achievement for him.
Rams chief executive Sam Rush accepted the award on Hughes' behalf but the midfielder later tweeted: "Shame I couldn't be there tonight but delighted to have won young player of the year! Big thanks to everyone."
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