Date: 4th May 2011 at 1:10pm
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Wednesday striker Neil Mellor has been named as the club’s player of the year.

Mellor, who is on a season-long loan at Hillsborough from Preston North End, is the club’s leading scorer this season with 20 goals to his name in all competitions.

And he’s been rewarded for his good form, in somewhat of a season to forget for Wednesday, by receiving the player of the year gong.

Mellor enjoyed a good first half of the season in the blue and white stripes, but it was perhaps his form over the last month, which saw him net six goals after being recalled into the team, that won him the award.

The vote took place via the club’s official website and Mellor grabbed over 30 per cent of the votes.

‘It always means a lot to win awards like these but when they come from the supporters who watch you every week, it means that much more. I’d like to thank everyone who voted for me,’ Mellor told the official SWFC website.

Mellor edged goalkeeper Nicky Weaver, who received 26 per cent of the votes, and Tommy Miller, who scooped 10 per cent of the votes.