VIDEO: Fans’ award for Doris

TOP ARBROATH scorer Steven Doris has been recognised for his efforts in the Scottish Cup with a trophy.

The striker was at Gayfield earlier today (Thursday) to pick up the William Hill Scottish Cup Player of the Round award.

It followed his outstanding performance against Celtic in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup both at Celtic Park and Gayfield, where he was also named as the Sky Sports man of the match.

The award is voted for by the fans via Facebook. Doris said: “It was really good to win it the gaffer phoned and told me. I didn’t even know it existed and that they did one.

“I heard it was the fans that mostly voted for me so thanks to them.

“It’s been a good couple of months for the club and obviously for myself and hopefully I’ll keep it going.”

The Lichtie has just spent a week down at St Andrew’s Stadium training with Birmingham City FC and he hopes this latest attention could lead to pastures new.

Doris said: “It just shows you there are players at a part time level that can play at professional levels, sometimes you have to take a step down to take a step forward.

“I’ve done well since I’ve come to Arbroath and I’ve have been scoring goals and hopefully somebody takes a chance because I really want to get back to full time football.”