Both Carl Piergianni and Steve Evans have said they would swap personal glory at the EFL awards for Stevenage winning promotion to League One.

The Boro duo were shortlisted for League Two player and manager of the season respectively, the winners set to be announced at a glitzy evening on London's Park Lane on April 23.

But while both were honoured at the recognition, they modestly played things down.

Piergianni, who is going up against Bradford City's Andy Cook and Sam Hoskins of Northampton Town, said: "It's great and I’m obviously very happy to have that but I'm sure the other two lads who are nominated would also say that they'd swap it all for a promotion and that group achievement. 

"That's all I've got my eyes on, to get that prize as a group. 

"For me personally, it's a complete turnaround [from last season] but it's exactly where you want to be in your career. 

"You want to be fighting for these promotions and we've worked hard all year to get where we are so we're not going to stop now. 

"We're certainly going to throw everything at it, especially over these next two home games and hopefully get what we want." 

Evans will battle Leyton Orient's Richie Wellens and Paul Simpson of Carlisle United for the best boss gong.

He though was more pleased for his player.

The Boro manager said: "It's a fantastic achievement for Carl. He endured a tough time at Oldham last season but I think he was their talisman from speaking to people that support Oldham at the time when we're signing him. 

"He was their one hope, the one that would help them stay up. 

"For me, it's about the staff and the players and the people around the football club. 

"I’ve got those trophies in the cabinet and I would love another one because it means you've been the best. 

"I know though how important it is just to focus on our football but we'll applaud our skipper for sure."