Date: 7th May 2014 at 6:59pm
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On loan Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli has been named as Stanley’s Young Player of the Season this campaign.

The keeper played a huge part in our turnaround and the 21 year old has now left to return to his parent club, but leaves with our wishes and he leaves giving us thanks for how we have treated him this campaign.

Speaking to the Official Site he explained.

‘I’d like to thank the fans for this award, I really appreciate that but the real reward for me has been coming here and getting games. After about five or six matches it felt like I was part of this team and it wasn’t a case of me getting league games, it was a case of keeping this club playing league football.’

Bettinelli goes on to say that he’s proud of the part he has played this season in making that happen for us, and he was proud of the effort and the hard work of his colleagues and the staff because the have all been in it together and the success belongs to all of them, not a few individuals.

‘It was a tough start and everyone knows that but as individuals we came together, as a team, and got ourselves out of it. That’s what it was about at the end of the day, everyone was in it together and got out of it together.’

Travelling back to Fulham now, Bettinelli accepts he doesn’t know what the future will bring and he’ll have to sit down and speak to their gaffer and goalie coach about next season and his potential first team involvement, but he also doesn’t rule out a return should that be what happens because he has enjoyed his time with us and having played his part in avoiding the drop, maybe he can play his part in us having a stab at promotion?