Ireland winger James McClean wins Stoke City's Player of the Season accolade

James McClean has won the Stoke Citys 2019/20 Player of the Year.James McClean has won the Stoke Citys 2019/20 Player of the Year.
James McClean has won the Stoke Citys 2019/20 Player of the Year.
Creggan native James McClean has been named Stoke City’s 2019/20 Player of the Year after topping an online poll of fans.

The Ireland international received an impressive 49% of over 6,000 votes cast by Potters supporters.

Last season proved to be the most productive of McClean’s career to date as he scored seven goals and assisted a further seven in 36 league matches.

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Not only did the 31-year-old’s effectiveness in forward areas earn him acclaim from supporters, but his 100% effort and commitment drew praise, something epitomised by the role he played in the dramatic Boxing Day win against Sheffield Wednesday when in visible discomfort.

On being informed of the news, McClean declared: “I just want to say firstly how proud I am to pick up the club’s Player of the Year award. I would like to thank the fans for their support throughout the whole season and their votes. I will work extremely hard to try to emulate and better myself next season."

McClean pipped Sam Clucas to top spot with last summer's signing Nick Powell claiming third spot.


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