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The season might have fizzled out for the Clarets with only one point from the last three games, but it’s been a good end for Sam Vokes who netted four times in those games which has seen him win the Up the Clarets May Player of the Month.

In the first game of the month against West Brom, he won both the man of the match vote and the player ratings. He followed that up with another double in the game at Bournemouth and last Sunday’s game against West Ham saw him make it three out of three as yet again he won both the man of the match vote and the ratings.

In this final game, when he gave us a first half lead, he polled 54% of the vote, ahead of Ashley Westwood who came in second with a 14% share. The two full backs took third and fourth places; Lowton won 9% and Ward 5% of the vote.

There was no change in the player ratings with the same top four and in the same order with them the only players to reach the average rating of six out of ten.

Vokes won with 6.75 out of 10, followed by Westwood who scored 6.48. The two full backs were close again with Lowton scoring 6.14 to just beat Ward who had a rating of 6.11 out of 10.

This means the final points added to the Up the Clarets Player of the Year Table are ten for Vokes, six for Westwood, four for Lowton and two for Ward.

It means Vokes is the player of the month with a maximum thirty points from the three games with Westwood, on 18 points, the only other player to get past six.

Ben Mee had already won the player of the year. Unfortunately his battle with fellow central defender Michael Keane fizzled out as the pair both missed all of the last three games.

The West Ham result is below, and that’s followed by the last monthly result and the final player of the year table for 2016/17.

The next voting poll will be underway on Monday when you have the opportunity to select your goal of the season.


54% – Sam Vokes
14% – Ashley Westwood
9% – Matt Lowton
5% – Stephen Ward
4% – Jeff Hendrick
4% – Scott Arfield
3% – Robbie Brady
2% – Tom Heaton, Kevin Long & James Tarkowski
1% – Andre Gray
1% – Johann Berg Gudmundsson


6.75 – Sam Vokes
6.48 – Ashley Westwood
6.14 – Matt Lowton
6.11- Stephen Ward
5.80 – Jeff Hendrick
5.73 – Andre Gray
5.70 – Tom Heaton
5.45 – Robbie Brady
5.20 – Kevin Long & James Tarkowski
4.86 – Johann Berg Gudmundsson
4.52 – Scott Arfield


30: Sam Vokes
18: Ashley Westwood
6: Jeff Hendrick
5: Matt Lowton
3: James Tarkowski
2: Scott Arfield & Stephen Ward
1: Tom Heaton


138: Ben Mee
127: Michael Keane
90: Tom Heaton
68: Jeff Hendrick
53: Ashley Barnes
51: Matt Lowton & Stephen Ward
47: Steven Defour
40: James Tarkowski
39: Andre Gray & Sam Vokes
38: Joey Barton
32: Dean Marney
25: Johann Berg Gudmundsson
21: Ashley Westwood
18: George Boyd
12: Scott Arfield
9: Robbie Brady
7: Aiden O’Neill & Paul Robinson
3: Tendayi Darikwa
1: Jon Flanagan, Michael Kightly & Nick Pope

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