Jon Stead has described his recent run of form with Bristol City as the "most consistent" of his career.

The striker, who was awarded the club's Player of the Year gong on Saturday, has become a key part of the Robins' fight against relegation from the npower Championship.

The former Blackburn and Huddersfield frontman has notched six goals this season, and more importantly three in his last four games, to guide City to safety with a match to spare. And he is evidently loving his football at present.

Stead told City's official website: "It (the Player of the Year award) means a massive amount. I've only started 16 games, so it just shows the people in the stands who pay my wages want me to do well and they recognised I've come into a decent run of form.

"I've got to take some positives from playing some good stuff - probably the most consistently I've played throughout my career.

"I've been getting a few goals and a decent run in the side. I think as a group we've come together at just the right time."