Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White has been recognised for his brilliant season by being named Young Player of the Year at The Star Football Awards.
The 22-year-old has enjoyed the best campaign of his professional career in 2021/22.
Gibbs-White opted to leave Wolves last summer on transfer deadline, much to the surprise and frustration of many Wanderers supporters.
He had looked very lively in pre-season, and also finished 2020/21 strongly.
Bruno Lage had wanted to keep hold of the youngster. But it was the player’s desire to go out and play. And he has certainly done that, and has been one of Sheffield United’s most important players.
So far, he has scored 11 goals and made eight assists in 36 appearances.
Last night it was The Star Football Awards in South Yorkshire.
Blades striker Billy Sharp was named the Player of the Season for his haul of 15 goals which has helped push the club into contention for promotion.
And Wolves’ Gibbs-White scooped the Young Player of the Season gong. Supposedly, he ran Sharp close for the main award.
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This is brilliant to see, and fully vindicates Gibbs-White’s push to leave Wolves to join Sheffield United on loan last summer.
It has been a fantastic campaign from the England youth international.
Getting regular football is clearly just what he needed, and his development has been extremely encouraging.
It remains to be seen what will happen with him this summer.
One gets the feeling that if the Blades don’t seal promotion, then Gibbs-White will likely be a part of Wolves’ first-team squad next season.
If they do come up, then it’s possible United will stand a better chance of keeping hold of him.
But even then, Gibbs-White may want to make his mark with his parent club. Hopefully, that will be the case.