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David Wheater named PFA Fans' Sky Bet League One Player of the Season

Defender sees off competition from Billy Sharp and Lee Gregory to win award

25 May 2017

David Wheater has won the PFA Fans' League One Player of the Season award.

There were just under 20,000 votes cast in the poll, which was held on the Sky Sports website and apps, with the 30-year-old coming out on top with 7,687 votes just ahead of Sheffiled United striker Billy Sharp, who received 6,826.

Millwall striker Lee Gregory finished third with 3,319 votes ahead of Sheffield United's John Fleck (691), Bury's James Vaughan (457) and Scunthorpe United's Josh Morris (323).

The top six were chosen by an expert panel, which included Sky Sports pundits Paul Merson and Peter Beagrie, Mike Riley - general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials, and Malcolm Clarke - chairman of the Football Supporters' Federation.

Wheater made 49 appearances last season, scoring nine goals to help Phil Parkinson's side secure second place in League One and an immediate return to the Championship.

His performances saw him named both Bolton Wanderers' Player of the Year, while he was also named in the PFA Sky Bet League One Team of the Year.


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