JAMES Vaughan capped a successful first season with the Shakers by scooping the two top honours at the club's annual awards night.

Bury's leading goalscorer picked up the players and supporters’ player-of-the-season trophies to add to his Bury Times award.

The striker finished with 24 goals as he helped fire the Shakers to League One safety.

Vaughan, who started out at Everton but has endured a career blighted by injuries, was delighted to end the season on such a high, and was especially touched by the recognition from his team-mates.

“To get recognition from the fans is amazing, but I think to get it from your fellow professionals is an amazing thing,” Vaughan said.

“You spend day in, day out with them and working hard so for them to pick you as the player of the season is a great honour.

“Personally, it’s been a successful season. I’ve played more games than I’ve ever played and scored more goals than I’ve ever scored. I can’t complain really."

Left-back Greg Leigh was named the disabled supporters’ player of the year after a strong second half of the season.

The former Bradford defender was thrust into an unaccustomed wing-back role when Chris Brass took temporary charge of the club in November.

And he thrived after the switch, going on to earn a number of man-of-the-match performances.

“It was unexpected but obviously pleasant at the same time,” said Leigh after receiving the award.

“It feels really nice because the season has been such a rollercoaster. It was a bit of a mixed season.

“I definitely had spells where I wasn’t playing to my full potential, but I think that’s helped me grow and learn as a player.

“The second half of the season helped me to get my routine and get back to playing how I know I can play.

“If we can cut out the run of losing games next year then this team can be successful, and hopefully I can be part of that next year.”

Callum Styles beat George Miller and Scott Burgess to win the young player of the season award.

After bursting on to the scene as a 15-year-old at the end of last season, the central midfielder went on to make 13 appearances this term and signed a two-year professional contract in February after attracting the interest of many Premier League clubs.

“It’s been very good,” Styles said of his season. “I’ve been given the opportunity to play first-team football and hopefully I’ve done enough to show the gaffer I’m ready.

“I was happy to sign a professional contract earlier this year. I like the club, I like the atmosphere and it’s where I want to be.”