Sheffield Wednesday youngster lands gong in EFL Awards

Sheffield Wednesday youngster, Will Trueman, has landed himself a gong as part of the 2020/21 English Football League awards.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 5:00 pm

The 18-year-old Wednesday apprentice has enjoyed a successful campaign this time out for the young Owls, and was on the scoresheet this past weekend as he helped the U18s beat Cardiff City 3-0.

And now it has been revealed that the teenager has received an award for his efforts, with the EFL confirming today that he has been given the League Football Education Championship Apprentice of the Year award.

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The award takes into account their work in the community and their educational growth as well as their development on the pitch - players registered as first or second year scholars, or first year professionals are eligible for this award.

Trueman isn’t the first Wednesday to be recognised with this award, with Mark Beevers winning it back in 2007/08.

He is, however, the only Wednesday player to pick up a gong in the annual awards at this stage for 2020/21, with the Owls not having any other representation in the categories that were released ahead of the ceremony on April 29th.

Elsewhere in the Championship, Emi Buendia, Teemu Pukki and Ivan Toney will battle it out for the Player of the Season award, while Harvey Elliott, Michael Olise and Michael Aarons are up in the Young Player of the Season category.

Will Trueman of Sheffield Wednesday wins EFL Apprentice of the Year Award 2021 - pictured with Owls Academy Manager Steven Haslam. (Pic Steve Ellis)

The winners will be announced live from 7.30pm on Thursday evening, with Lee Bullen potentially in with a shout of winning the Screwfix Moment of the Year after landing the monthly award for helping a fan struggling with his mental health.

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