Republic of Ireland wideman James McClean has been named Stoke City's 2019/20 Player of the Year.

The Derry native came out on top of an online poll of the 6,000 of the club's supporters, receiving 49% of the vote, ahead of Sam Clucas in second on 38%.

The Potters failed to build on last season, finishing just one place higher in 15th in the Sky Bet Championship table, eight points clear of the relegation places.

But McClean had a productive campaign, hitting seven goals in 36 league appearances for the club.

"I just want to say firstly how proud I am to pick up the club’s Player of the Year award," said McClean in a statement released by the club.

"I would like to thank the fans for their support throughout the whole season and their votes. I will work extremely hard to try to emulate and better myself next season."

The winger's form is welcome news for Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny ahead of the start of the Nations League next month. The pair worked together when McClean played for Derry City in the League of Ireland.