RYAN Clarke has been named as Oxford United’s player of the season by both the club’s supporters and his fellow players.

The goalkeeper, who has not missed a minute of competitive football in this campaign, collected the awards before kick-off on Saturday.

But speaking after the 2-1 defeat to Accrington Stanley, which confirmed the U’s would miss out on the top seven, Clarke admitted he would happily trade individual honours for a better collective season.

He said: “It’s nice to get a couple of awards obviously, but the be all and end all is I’d rather have had an iffy season with someone else getting them and we were in the play-offs.

“It’s a rubbish end.”

Josh Ruffels was named young player of the year for his contribution in making 34 appearances.

The youth team award went to Josh Ashby, who has already signed a long-term contract to join the senior squad next season.