SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: Semedo scoops another top honour

Sheffield Wednesday v Bournemouth....Owls Jose Semedo
Sheffield Wednesday v Bournemouth....Owls Jose Semedo
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LEAGUE One may seem a long way away for Sheffield Wednesday fans now but there’s one last honour from the division before life begins in the Championship.

Owls midfield enforcer Jose Semedo has been named as the npower League 1 PFA Fans’ Player of the Year.

It’s another award for the Portuguese 27-year-old, who is also the current Wednesday Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year.

Signed last summer by Gary Megson, Semedo quickly became a fans’ favourite at Hillsborough with his no compromising style and ended the season as on the field captain.

He held off other League One stars such as Notts County’s Alan Judge, the division’s leading scorer Jordan Rhodes of Huddersfield Town, Chris Solly from champions Charlton Athletic and new Owls capture Kieran Lee, who impressed last term with former club Oldham Athletic.

Gordon Taylor OBE, chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association of England and Wales and Honorary President of FIFPro said the award was richly deserved: “He was crowned Charlton Athletic’s Player of the Year in 2011 before joining Sheffield Wednesday where he has performed with distinction.

“He has been a key factor in Sheffield Wednesday’s promotion-winning season as well as rightly being voted their Player of the Year.”