Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Ferguson was full of praise for Matty Blair after he was named the PFA League One Community Player of the Year.
Blair has suffered the death of his brother in the past twelve-months but he has managed to put that behind him by helping out the club in the community as Doncaster Rovers continue to thrive in that area after fellow Doncaster player Andy Butler won the award last season.
The 28-year-old, who is in his second season at Doncaster after joining from Mansfield Town in the summer of 2016, has been impressed by Blair both on and off the pitch and feels the award is fully deserved for all his hard work.
“He is a great role model, not just how he has dealt with his brother’s death but the way he is off the pitch – always available to do the community work when asked,” Ferguson told the Doncaster Rovers official website.
“He fully deserves the award, and there wouldn’t be anyone more deserving of it.
“We’ve got a good group of players who understand the community work is an important part of their role. Credit to Matty and the lads who are always putting themselves out there building and strengthening links with the community.”
Blair will collect his award when the EFL hold their annual awards evening in London this Sunday, 15th April.