Sunderland 30-goal ace Charlie Wyke reacts after being crowned Supporters’ Player of the Year
Sunderland’s 30-goal ace Charlie Wyke has been crowned the Supporters’ Player of the Year.
Wyke says he has ‘loved every minute’ of this season, with Sunderland in play-off action against Lincoln City on Wednesday evening, with Wyke starring under Lee Johnson after he replaced Phil Parkinson.
The striker has hit 30 goals in 52 appearances so far including two hat-tricks against AFC Wimbledon and Doncaster Rovers.
The 28-year-old also became the first Sunderland player since Kevin Phillips in 1999-2000 to score 30 goals in a single season.
Reacting to the news, Wyke said: “I’m delighted to receive the award.
"It’s been a good season for myself, but I couldn’t have done it without the lads.
"The head coach came in and played the way I like, and I’ve loved every minute of it.”
Jim Gilling, chair of the Branch Liaison Council, said: “On behalf of our supporters, it gives us great pleasure in asking Lee Johnson to present the Supporters’ Player of the Year award to Charlie Wyke.
"It is fantastic to see a striker, who has scored 30 goals in all competitions this season, win this award.
"He has scored some great goals and he fully deserves this recognition – and let’s hope his total increases further during our play-off campaign.”
Wyke was nominated for the Sky Bet League One Player of the Season award alongside George Honeyman and Jonson Clarke-Harris.
While also being named in the Sky Bet League One Team of the Season, which also included Aiden McGeady, Luke O’Nien and Lee Burge.