SHOTSTOPPER Mark Travers believes his golden glove triumph was a real team effort from Cherries.

The Maynooth-born custodian was awarded the gong for keeping the most clean sheets in the Championship, with the Irish international shutting out attacks on 20 occasions last campaign.

As a whole, Cherries conceded the fewest goals in the division, highlighting the defensive solidity Scott Parker has built his system upon.

In 46 league games the Dorset club allowed just 39 goals, one fewer than the closest side, Nottingham Forest, who ended the campaign conceding 40.

Travers had previously admitted that the achievement was “something you have your eyes on definitely from the start of the season.”

The Irishman expanded further, detailing the fact it was a stated goal for the defence prior to the start of the season.

Speaking to the Daily Echo, the 23-year-old stated: “That was our goal at the start of the season - to be a really strong defensive team.

“To come away this season with the most clean sheets is great.

“I can sort of take it for myself, but there's a lot of players in the team that deserve as well.

“And obviously the back four I've had the season, they made it so easy for me to come in and play.

“And it's great for all of us to win this award together.”