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Wilson wins MEN award

Former FC United striker Kyle Wilson has won the Manchester Evening News non-league player-of-the- season award and one of our season ticket holders Peter Shaw has also scooped a prize for voting for him.

Kyle, who scored 24 goals in 32 appearances last season, was chosen by a judging panel which included MEN Sport editor Pete Spencer and non-league correspondent Tony Glennon. He beat off strong competition from Salford City’s Steve Foster and Glossop North End’s Jason Gorton to secure the award.

The prize for Kyle is £500 plus a bottle of champagne whereas Peter gets a VIP trip to an FC United game, where he will team up with Bargain Booze’s head of marketing, Mat Leach, to present Wilson with his prize.

Kyle, who has of course now moved on to League Two side Macclesfield, said: "I’m delighted to have earned the recognition of the MEN and its readers and so grateful to FC United for giving me a leg-up back into the League.

"FC are a great club and I enjoyed my time with them so much, but I’ve wanted to return to the pro game ever since leaving Crewe. As a player, you always want to test yourself against the best opposition, so joining Macclesfield was an opportunity I simply couldn’t pass up."

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First Posted ~ 12:58 Fri 7 Aug 2009
News ID ~ 2356
Last Updated ~ 12:56 Mon 21 May 2018