Dunoon-born Lewis Strapp this week scooped up two end of season awards, as the young left-back has been praised for his excellent performances this year by supporters and fellow teammates.
Formerly a Dunoon Grammar School pupil, Strapp, has been at Morton since 2016, and enjoyed another fantastic season, receiving praise from not only those involved in the club but pundits across Scottish football.
Particularly, Strapp enjoyed the second part of the season under boss Dougie Imrie, which allowed him to play in a more natural wide position, in comparison to a centre-back role he was playing under former manager Gus MacPherson.
His mid-season turnaround didn’t go unnoticed, as fans commended his high work rate, accurate tackling and of course, long throw-ins. The latter of which was evident in Morton’s 2-2 draw against Raith Rovers in January, with Rovers gaffer John McGlynn saying that he’d ‘ban long throws’, after Strapp caused the Fifers defence heaps of trouble throughout the contest.
On Monday, May 2, Greenock Morton announced their end of year awards, with Strapp winning both the Fans Player of The Year and the Players’ Young Player of the Year.
He told this newspaper that he was delighted to win the two awards, whilst joking that having a vocal Cowal community backing him may have had an impact in the voting. He said: “I’m really delighted to have picked up both awards, it means a lot.
“With the fans award, I think it’s good that everyone forgets the first part of the season. We weren’t playing well and personally, I wasn’t enjoying it. Since the gaffer has come in we’ve been able to get our form back and play better football which I’ve benefited from.
“However, it does help that you come from a small town and everyone will vote for you regardless if they’ve watched the games or not.”
Ton stopper Jack Hamilton won the Players’ Player of the Year award following a wonderful debut season for Morton, whilst Robbie Muirhead picked up the Goal of the Season award for his wonder strike against Raith Rovers in May.
Dougie Imrie’s side finished seventh, following a 3-0 final day loss to Arbroath.