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Wickham Wins Awards
Wickham Wins Awards
Sunday, 20th Mar 2011 21:39

Town striker Connor Wickham was named the Young Player of the Year and Championship Apprentice of the Year at tonight’s Football League Awards in London.

The Blues frontman was up against Watford’s Will Buckley and Arsenal’s Henri Lansbury, who is on loan at Norwich, for the Football League Young Player of the Year Award and Adam Thompson of Watford and Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha in the Championship Apprentice of the Year category.

Speaking last week, boss Paul Jewell said Wickham, who turns 18 on the final day of the month, is having no trouble handling all the plaudits and awards he is receiving: “He’ll probably get a BAFTA as well!

“He’s in for that many awards that I lose track - Young Player of the Year, Apprentice of the Year, Chef of the Year, everything. It’s a lot for him to take on but I think he takes it in his stride and he’s a very level-headed lad.”

Wickham will be with the England U21 squad this week for their friendlies against Denmark and Iceland.

QPR’s Adel Taarabt won the Championship Player of the Year award with Peterborough’s Craig Mackail-Smith being given the League One gong and Bury’s Ryan Lowe winning in League Two.

Crewe boss Dario Gradi received a Contribution to League Football Award for his 28 years with the Railwaymen.

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chicorytwin added 09:21 - Mar 21
Was Jorden Rhodes up for an award ?......NO, didn't think so!

bontcho added 09:26 - Mar 21
Well done Dario Gradi - well deserved award.

Well done Connor.

brian_a_mul added 10:41 - Mar 21
I agree with WeWereZombies. loanee players from higher leagues should have some marks against them when the judges are making a decision.
It looks as if this is the case.
I think his heroics for England in the U-19 Euros went a long way to helping his cause in both awards. Throw in his Hattrick, wonder goals, recent player of the month award and allround performances in a tough Championship and you can see why he was picked. Add in the fact that many top clubs are sniffing around would also have swayed the decision.
Congrats Connor!

itfc1981 added 11:05 - Mar 21
Henri who!

Ipswich24 added 16:23 - Mar 21
At least its one thimg we beat the scum to this season hey? Well done Connor

jas0999 added 17:02 - Mar 21
Congrats to Connor - well deserved.

jong75 added 20:30 - Mar 21
Really have no idea how Connor has won this award. I still believe he is vastly over hyped, still the awards must add to his value. Would cash in in summer anywhere north of 8 million + major sell on clause.

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