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Westwood & Keogh named in PFA Team of the Year.

Richard-Keogh2Two former Coventry City players have been named in The PFA Championship Team of the Year; Richard Westwood (Derby County) & Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday.)

Voted for by fellow professionals, amongst the instructions and procedures that a player is given is that they are not allowed to vote for a player that is at the same club as themselves and applies in all award categories.

Another stipulation is that a player can only win an award if their club has taken part in the ballot, this ensures that all players from other clubs that have voted have a fair chance of winning an award.

After a member has decided who they are voting for they must sign, fold and then give their envelope to the PFA representative who will seal the vote.

Keogh, now captain of Derby, has made 52 appearances so far this season and is looking to lead The Rams to The Premier League after losing in the Play-Off Final to QPR last season.

Westwood-KeierenMeanwhile, Westwood has been part of an Owls side that has kept 17 league clean sheets this term, which equals a club record set in 1978/79.

Whilst with the Sky Blues, Westwood was named in The 2008/2009 PFA Championship Team of the Year; his debut season with the club.

He was also named in The PFA League One Team of the Year in the season prior to his move to The Ricoh Arena with Carlisle United.

The full Championship PFA Team of the Year:

Goalkeeper – Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday)
Defenders – Russell Martin (Norwich), Richard Keogh (Derby County), George Friend (Middlesbrough), Simon Francis (Bournemouth)
Midfielders – Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth), Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough), Bakary Sako (Wolves), Alex Pritchard (Brentford)

Strikers – Daryl Murphy (Ipswich), Troy Deeney (Watford)

Congratulations to both Keiren & Richard.

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