DENIS Smith paid tribute to Andy Holt after the defender cleaned up at the Wrexham Player of the Year Awards bash.
The evening, attended by all the main branches of the club's fans' groups and organised by the Wrexham Supporters Trust, saw the left wing-back collect five trophies from the fans.
Holt, 27, who signed for the Dragons on a two-year deal from Hull last summer, has notched seven goals in an impressive debut season.
Boss Smith says he was a deserving winner. 'For his first season, Andy has been fantastic. He's played well all year and it's a big plus to have someone who is that consistent. He's a great professional and a great lad to have around the place,' said the chief.
'I'm hoping he'll be here next season because I know he wants to stay at Wrexham. But there will be teams after him. He turned down a move during the season, so that says a lot about him and how much he wants to play for the club.'
The Young Player of the Year award went to Mark Jones.
The 21-year-old has established himself in Smith's first-team plans and he is also making progress with Brian Flynn's Welsh Under 21s.
Smith said: 'Mark has grown up so much this season - both physically and mentally. We've always known he had all the attributes to be a top player but it was a case of waiting for him to get them. Now he has.'
Meanwhile, club secretary Geraint Parry won the Unsung Hero award for his hard work in a troubled season.