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26 April 2013

Vale striker picks up Match of the Day magazine Player of the Year

04: Match of the Day magazine announces Player of the Year Awards for the Championship, Leagues 1 and 2

Match of the Day magazine, on sale nowMatch of the Day magazine The judges were the magazine’s editorial team. The full feature appears in

Wells, Bradford
Pope, Port Vale
Cureton, Exeter
Maghoma, Burton
Jones, Bradford
Hackett, Northampton
Smith, Chesterfield
Wright, Oxford
Barrett, Gillingham
Fish, Gillingham
Nelson, Gillingham League 2 team of the year:

Pitman, Bournemouth
Madden, Yeovil
Ritchie, Bournemouth
Murphy, Crewe
Forshaw, Brentford
Cotterill, Doncaster
Bakayogo, Tranmere
Maguire, Sheffield United
Jones, Doncaster,
Thompson, Swindon
Weale, Shrewsbury League 1 team of the year:

Vydra, Watford
Murray, Crystal Palace
Zaha, Crystal Palace
Chalobah, Watford
Bridcutt, Brighton
Ince, Blackpool
Bridge, Brighton
Hudson, Cardiff
Chester, Hull
Elmohamady, Hull
Kuszczak, Brighton Championship team of the year:

Simon Cox, Nottingham Forest against Birmingham Goal of the Season, Championship:
Jordan Rhodes, Blackburn Signing of the Season, Championship:
Other awards included:

for the Gills being in the top two for the whole season. Manager of the Year, League 2 was Britt Assombalonga from Southend with Gillingham’s Martin Allen named Young Player of the Year, League 2

for a run that saw them transformed from relegation candidates to promotion contenders in a “remarkable run of 22 wins from 33 games.” Manager of the Year, League 1 was Brentford’s Adam Forshaw with Eddie Howe of Bournemouth named Young Player of the Year, League 1 went to Malky Mackay of Cardiff. “Top of the division since November they’re the exact opposite of a one-man team.” Championship, Manager of the Year was Tom Ince of Blackpool awarded for 18 goals and 13 assists. Championship Young Player of the Season  

According to the judges: “Murray’s 29 goals are the reason Palace have been in the top five since October and they’ll need him in top form for the Play off campaign.”  In Division One Cotterill was commended for contributing a “mind-boggling ten goals and 20 assists so far”. Meanwhile on Port Vale’s star striker Pope, the judges said: “With 31 goals, only Lionel Messi has scored more league goals.”
Player of the Year, League 2.
and Tom Pope of Port Vale Player of the Year,  League 1 while David Cotterill, Doncaster was named Player of the Year, Championship,has named its best players of the season in the Football League with Glenn Murray of Crystal Palace being named


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