Double Honours for Bolton at Northwest Football Awards

  • November 14, 2017 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton Wanderers scooped two honours at the Northwest Football Awards on Monday, with David Wheater taking the League One Player of the Year accolade.

The annual showpiece, which was held at Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground, celebrated the achievements of clubs in the local area from the 2016/17 campaign, in which Wanderers were promoted to the Championship after just one year away.

Wheater, who last season claimed the club's official Player of the Year award, in addition to numerous supporter-based prizes, saw off competition from Cian Bolger, Callum Camps and Peter Clarke, before being presented with the honour by former Trotters teammate Kevin Davies.

Earlier in the evening, the club had more reason to celebrate as the Bolton Wanderers Community Trust were awarded the Community Initiative of the Year honour for their #PositiveChances scheme.

There was to be no clean sweep, however, with Phil Parkinson narrowly missing out on the Manager of the Year award, which was instead handed to Blackpool boss Gary Bowyer.

Sky Bet Championship Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
17 Nottingham Forest 33 37
18 Reading 32 33
19 Bolton Wanderers 33 33
20 Birmingham City 33 30
21 Hull City 32 29
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Who is Bolton's 2016/17 Player of the Year?
52.34% David Wheater
15.03% Mark Beevers
12.76% Gary Madine
10.81% Josh Vela
3.98% Jay Spearing
1.87% Andrew Taylor
1.26% Ben Alnwick
0.85% Liam Trotter
0.45% Mark Howard
0.41% Tom Thorpe
0.24% Lawrie Wilson