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Kirkland voted star man

24 April 2013

 

Chris Kirkland has been voted The Star and Green ‘Un SWFC Player of the Year.

 

The international goalkeeper has played every league game for the Owls this season since signing on a free transfer last summer.

 

Delighted to land the honour, Kirkland said:“It’s a great compliment. It’s always nice to win an award and it’s really pleasing to see hard work rewarded.

 

“I know I’ve got to perform or I’ll be out, because Stephen Bywater is a great goalkeeper.”

 

 

In the bigger picture, Kirkland’s main focus is fixed on Saturday’s trip to Peterborough, where the Owls will seal Championship safety with all three points at London Road.

 

He said:  “This is a magnificent club with a great fan base. If we could do it, it would be superb.


“We put ourselves into a terrible position earlier in the season but on Saturday we can put that to bed.


“There is still work to be done. It is vitally important for everyone at the club that we stay up. We are fighting for people’s livelihoods.

 

“We need to stay in this league and we fully accept that, as players. So hopefully we can finish the job at Peterborough.


“It’s going to be a tough game. Peterborough are a very good team at home.

 

“But we’ll have a following there; our fans are magnificent. They support us at home and away in their thousands.


“Hopefully we can finish it on Saturday for them and give them a peaceful last game of the season.”


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