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Hector named Wednesday's Player of the Year

Chelsea loanee Michael Hector has been voted Sheffield Wednesday's Player of the Year by the club's supporters. 

The Jamaican international, who has been mostly playing in defence for the Owls but has stepped into midfield when required, received an impressive 42 per cent of the vote. 

Hector has made 38 appearances for Sheffield Wednesday since joining on a season-long loan back in August. Even when the team was struggling in the first part of the season his standards remained high and he was the recipient of two monthly awards at Hillsborough in October and December. He scored his only goal to date in the latter of those months in an important 1-0 win against Preston North End. 

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Since Steve Bruce arrived at the end of January the Owls have displayed play-off form with Hector integral in the heart of a defence that has kept nine clean sheets in that time and lost just twice, to Aston Villa and Leeds. They twice held promoted Sheffield United to goalless draws in the Steel City derby, and recently were only denied a victory against the other automatically-promoted side, Norwich City, by a 97th-minute equaliser at Carrow Road. He was not eligible for our FA Cup fixture against Wednesday at Stamford Bridge in January under the terms of his loan.  

As well as receiving the club's official end-of-season award, Hector was recognised by others including the Sheffield Star, the London Owls, the West Midlands Owls, Sheffield Sports Commentaries and the Owls Foundation who all voted him their Player of the Year. 

Sheffield Wednesday complete their season with a home fixture against QPR on Sunday. A win will guarantee them ninth place in the Championship, a handful of points shy of the play-off positions. 

Hector counts Eintracht Frankfurt, our Europa League semi-final opponents, as one of his former clubs. He joined Chelsea in the summer of 2015.

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