VIDEO: Award-winner Lee Camp humbled by Rotherham United fans

The Rotherham United goalkeeper loved for his after-match celebrations almost as much as his top-class saves picked up his third award in less than a week and said he felt humbled by the fans' support.

Friday, 6th May 2016, 11:42 am
Updated Friday, 6th May 2016, 11:45 am
Lee Camp's trademark celebration

Lee Camp last night received The Star’s Millers Player of the Year prize at a ceremony in Sheffield after winning the club’s own Player of the Year and Players’ Player gongs last Saturday.

Hundreds of supporters on Facebook forums took part in a Star vote, and the landslide victor said: “I am delighted. To get any award is very special. To be recognised for your efforts and for people to appreciate you is very special and humbling.

Lee Camp's trademark celebration

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“A special thank you goes out to the fans who voted for me. I just try to do my job consistently well and if people appreciate that then even better. I take a lot of pride in my performances.”

After Millers’ wins, the 31-year-old runs to the club’s followers who wait behind so they can cheer his delighted fist-pumping salute.

“I don’t know when it started, but I am getting a bit of stick from the lads!” he grinned. “It’s become one of my superstitions.

“It’s like me keeping the same gloves and boots. The gloves are hanging on by a thread; they have seen better days, my boots have seen better days. I have little superstitions.

“I don’t know why I do it. I think we won a game maybe before Christmas and the emotion got to me. I have got to keep it going. The fans appreciate it and it’s a bit of fun.”

Manager Neil Warnock, who has been nominated for the Skybet Championship Manager of the Month trophy for April after winning the March prize, received a Special Achievement award at last night’s Star event at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel.

Lee Camp's trademark celebration