Alex Gilbey was crowned Colchester United’s Player of the Year at the club’s end of season dinner tonight.

Gilbey scooped the trophy at the U’s awards evening, at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

The former U’s academy player made 42 appearances for the club this season, scoring five times.

Gilbey also walked away with the U’s goal of the season award for his wonder strike in Colchester’s 4-1 triumph over Doncaster Rovers, in March.

Colchester’s Players’ Player of the Season was Joe Edwards, who also scooped both of the Colchester United Supporters Association Home and Away Player of the Year awards.

Frankie Kent won the Young Player of the Year accolade, while Alex Wynter was named Community Player of the Season.

Colchester United Football in the Community member Corin Haines received the General Manager’s Performer of the Season accolade, while the club’s events team member Lauren James won the Employees’ Employee of the Season, voted for by the U’s staff.

Colchester United’s supplier of the season award went to Design 4 Print.

For more on the U’s End of Season dinner, see Monday’s Daily Gazette.