Fulham striker Mitrovic awarded the Championship Golden Boot

Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has won the Sky Bet Championship Golden Boot award for the 2019-20 season.

The Serbian forward’s 26 goals, scored in just over 3,500 minutes on the field, saw him pip Brentford’s Ollie Watkins for the accolade.

A brace in the penultimate match of the season, against Sheffield Wednesday, allowed Mitrovic to leapfrog Watkins into poll position, with neither  able to add to their tally as they chased automatic promotion on the final day. The award does not include play-off fixtures.

Mitrovic said: “It’s a nice honour. It means I did my job well this season, so I’m happy with this.

“Of course I want to thank my team-mates and manager, everyone at the club who helped me to win this. I want to say a big thank you because without them I wouldn’t have won.

“It’s a nice award and I’m happy to win it. Now hopefully we can finish the job and get promoted.

“It would be nice to follow this award with one more play-off winner’s medal. That’s what we’re working towards and hopefully we can do it.”

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