Often unsung, Grant has been a hero many times

Thankfully, there is no need to panic ahead of Saturday’s final match of the 2012-13 campaign at home against Ipswich.

Wolves were as abject as they appeared at Turf Moor in the autumn and even with ten men - another officials’ decision of the type which has frustrated Sean Dyche all season - the Clarets came through well with the right result to guarantee Championship football again term.

What supporters will be looking for in the game is a greater sense of purpose to play and hopefully, now the fear which has at times fogged them in recent weeks has gone, more freedom to play a bit of football as well.

So to end of season relaxation, and the Supporters’ Clubs’ annual awards have already been held.

Pipping big scoring Charlie Austin at the post for the overall player of the year award was goalkeeper Lee Grant.

I sit near to a section of the crowd for whom Grant camn do no right.

But although he has his faults and the length of time he takes over his goal kicks drives me to distraction (just kick it, Lee, kick it!), he has been the team’s saviour on many occasions this season, his best yet at the club I think, so this is one accolade I can happily applaud.

There were special achievement plaudits for Kieran Trippier (PFA team) and, 40 years after he skippered Burnley back to the first dvision, for Martin Dobson, receiving his award from the equally lauded Colin Waldron.

The reception Dobbo received left him in no doubt as to the esteem in which he is held.