Dan Kemp has been crowned as the Swindon Advertiser’s Swindon Town Player of the Season for 2023/24.

Following in the footsteps of club legends like John Trollope and Don Rogers, Kemp becomes the latest recipient of the award that has been handed out to Swindon Town players since 1964.

Receiving an overwhelming 67.5% of the votes from readers of The Adver from the five-man shortlist which also included Udoka Godwin-Malife, Charlie Austin, Frazer Blake-Tracy, and George McEachran.

Kemp was a revelation during his six-month loan spell at the County Ground, scoring 16 goals and getting eight assists, including a game-winning brace in his final home match for the club against Forest Green Rovers.

The shortlist was worked out using the player ratings scores for each game, and Kemp earned scores of nine out of ten on four occasions during his time with Town and had the highest average rating of any player this season, with 6.61.

The award was announced at the Official Supporter’s Club’s annual End of Season Presentation Dinner on Thursday night, which also saw Kemp named the Player of the Season by SAS Travel.

Despite not being present at the event, Kemp sent a message to say his thanks for being given both awards.

He said: “Thank you for voting me for the SAS Travel and Swindon Advertiser Player of the Season awards.

“Thank you to everyone who voted first and foremost, to my teammates, and all of the staff I had the pleasure of working with at Swindon.

“I loved every minute of playing for the club and I just want to wish everyone associated with it the best for the rest of the season and going forward.”

The Swindon Town Disabled Supporters Club gave their award to Blake-Tracy, who has had a fine second season at the County Ground, being a force at both ends of the field in his new role as a rampaging outside centre-back. However, when speaking to MC for the evening Vic Morgan, he admitted that fellow defender Godwin-Malife had been his player of the season.

The OSC’s own award concurred with the former Peterborough United defender and presented Godwin-Malife with their top prize. The 23-year-old has wowed with both his singing and footballing ability since arriving from Forest Green Rovers last summer, netting on his debut against Crewe Alexandra before going on to being central to what Town have done well this season.