Dunfermline Athletic

Matty has room for one more award

Wednesday, 10th May 2023

MT:- “For them to nominate me for Player of the Year I’m just delighted with it to be honest.”

With a shelf load of Young Player of the Year Awards from the club and supporters groups and the Goal of the Season award Matty Todd would have required additional supports to hold up this season’s haul but he claims that there is still room for one more!

The 21 year old is one of four players nominated for the PFA Scotland League One Player of the Year Awards. He gave assurances that if he was successful at Sunday’s ceremony in Glasgow he could make room:-

“I certainly do for that one, it would be a nice one to add to what has happened this season. It has been a good one for myself personally and collectively so it would be another nice thing to add.”

Matty played twice as many minutes this season as last. He scored 11 goals in his 40 appearances and all but one were starts. He has been a real standout in the title-winning Dunfermline team and he was very pleased to be a nominee for one of the best players in the league:-

“It is something I am happy to have been put forward for and it is good to see that other players in the league have noticed what I have been doing throughout the year.

“You play the same boys the whole year and over the course of the season they have obviously seen that I have managed to help out. For them to nominate me for Player of the Year I’m just delighted with it to be honest.”

Matty claimed that it was a well deserved nomination for Kyle Benedictus as well:-

“Kyle has been a leader on and off the pitch. Kyle has been brilliant with the boys in the changing room, he thoroughly deserves it and all the best to him.

“Me and Kyle will be going through to the awards ceremony in Glasgow on 14th May and a few of the boys might go through with us. It will be a good night and we will wait and see what happens with it.”

Matty missed the final three league matches of the season after having to have his appendix removed but he is feeling much better now. He explained:-

“It just happened so suddenly. I was gutted that it had to happen at the time. Luckily the league was won but I still wanted to play my part in the last few games. I’m feeling much better now, I’m back to myself and getting back fit and ready for pre-season again. That is the main target.”

The close season should nevertheless also see Matty undergo more surgery, he added:-

“I have to get my nose fixed that’s planned for the end of May but that will be alright. I had a problem with my nose over the past year so luckily the club have sorted that out and I can breath more easily.

“It happened in the play-off game last year I got an elbow to the nose and it was to be fixed last pre-season but it never worked out. It was put back but now we have enough time to get that sorted.”



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