Sheffield United have had a great season as they finished ninth in the Premier League this campaign. One player’s performances have clearly been noted as he has picked up a personal accolade.
The veteran striker beat teammate Enda Stevens, and speaking about receiving the award, McGoldrick said to FAI TV, via Yorkshire Live: “I think there are a lot of players who could have got it from their performances throughout the campaign. There is a wealth of experience and young, talented players as well so it’s a real honour and privilege to win this award ahead of them.
“But to get game-time and to show what I can do and to win this award on the back end of it ahead of Enda Stevens and Glenn Whelan, I’m proud of myself for that.”
McGoldrick has not found it easy on his journey to become a Premier League striker as he has played for various clubs in the EFL like Nottingham Forest and Southampton, before being released by Ipswich in 2018, per Transfermarkt.
Chris Wilder signed him on a free transfer and the forward helped the side get promoted and managed to fight for his place to become a vital cog in the Blades squad.
Last season he played 26 times in England’s top flight, scoring two and assisting two, whilst averaging 1.6 shots per game, via WhoScored.
Despite his low amount of goals, his amount of appearances highlight that he is not just in the side to try and score and this is summed up by the fact that Wilder has praised the striker a lot this season.
Taking into account his journey to get to where he is today, and the praise he has had heaped upon him, there is no doubt that McGoldrick is a worthy player to receive the prestigious award.
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