Goalkeeper Lee Grant was the Burnley player voted the best in Saturday's 1-0 win against Charlton Athletic at The Valley and he's now a very serious challenger to Charlie Austin for the Clarets Mad Player of the Year.

Grant kept a clean sheet, his 11th of the season, and his performance included one save from Danny Haynes which was from the top drawer. Even so, he had to settle for third place in the man of the match vote.

That was won by new signing Alexander Kačaniklić who won it with 18.2% of the vote, just ahead of Austin who picked up a 17.2% share. Grant had 15.3% and just below in joint fourth place were David Edgar and Kevin Long who both polled 13.9% of the vote.

The result in the player ratings was completely different. Grant was the winner here with a rating of 8.42 out of 100 on a day when nine of our players registered a rating of seven or above.

Martin Paterson, who had his best game in some time, was second. His rating was 7.95 and below him were Long, in third place with 7.74 and Austin who took the fourth place and his rating was 7.58 out of 10.

The result gave Grant the most number of points. He picked up seven with Kačaniklić getting five debut points. There were also four points for Austin, 3 for both Long and Paterson and one for Edgar.

The battle between goalkeeper and goal scorer at the top of the player of the year table could not be closer with Austin now holding just a one point advantage over Grant who took advantage of Austin's absence recently.

Voting is currently underway for the Barnsley game. You can vote via the VOTING POLLS page or the front page of the site and PLAYER RATINGS can be left on the message board.

The Charlton result, and the current Player of the Year Table, can be found below.

MAN OF THE MATCH

18.2% - Alexander Kačaniklić
17.2% - Charlie Austin
15.3% - Lee Grant
13.9% - David Edgar & Kevin Long
7.2% - Jason Shackell
6.7% - Martin Paterson
3.3% - Junior Stanislas
1.9% - Marvin Bartley
1.4% - Danny Lafferty
1.0% - Kieran Trippier

PLAYER RATINGS

8.42 - Lee Grant
7.95 - Martin Paterson
7.74 - Kevin Long
7.58 - Charlie Austin
7.53 - Jason Shackell
7.16 - Kieran Trippier
7.11 - David Edgar
7.05 - Danny Lafferty
7.00 - Alexander Kačaniklić
6.42 - Junior Stanislas
6.32 - Marvin Bartley

CLARETS MAD PLAYER OF THE YEAR TABLE

106: Charlie Austin
105: Lee Grant
82: Dean Marney
71: Brian Stock
63: Kieran Trippier
61: Michael Duff
52: Jason Shackell
49: Danny Lafferty
43: Chris McCann
40: Ben Mee
34: Danny Ings
28: Kevin Long
22: Sam Vokes
21: Junior Stanislas & Keith Treacy
19: Ross Wallace
18: Brian Jensen
15: Joseph Mills
13: Martin Paterson
9: Marvin Bartley
8: David Edgar
5: Alexander Kačaniklić
2: Steven Hewitt
1: Dane Richards