PAUL Scott accepted his second successive Forever Bury Player of the Season trophy in front of a jam-packed Bury FC Social Club on Tuesday night.

In what was the biggest turn out for an end-of-year awards ceremony since the Stan Ternent era, hundreds of supporters crammed in to see the combative Yorkshireman pip Andy Bishop to the top prize.

Scott, who also finished runner-up to David Flitcroft in 2006, has been the Shakers most consistent player of a season in which he has made the transition from defender to midfielder, scoring seven goals.

Among the other winners on the night, winger Nicky Adams picked up the Young Player award and Dale Stephens picked up the Goal of the Season award.

Top-scorer Andy Bishop took the Players' Player of the Year trophy and the Billy Ayre Memorial Website Award.

Ricky Anane, who signed his first professional contract with the club this week, was picked out as the most improved youngster.

The vast majority of the Shakers squad attended the evening, mixing with supporters and signing autographs.

Gigg legend George Jones also returned to the club to hand out prizes and a local branch of Subway provided fans with a free buffet.

Manager Alan Knill said the night had summed up the feelgood feeling that has returned to the club in recent weeks.

"We have been winning games and that's why you get nights like this," he said.

"People have got smiles on their faces again and we hope we can keep that going.

"If just one or two people like what they see and decide to buy a ticket next season, then we have done our jobs."