A few days ago we ran a poll on this website to see who the Jack Army thought was the best Swans player at the half way point of the Championship season.
Well now the poll has closed, we can reveal that Connor Roberts was the man 25% of fans voted for as they Swansea City Player of the Year after the club’s first 23 Championship games.
Perhaps it is hardly surprising, given what the former Llangatwg Community School pupil has achieved so far this season, with 22 starts for the Swans including his first senior goal for the club making the Wales right back berth his own at International level.
It’s a good job that 23-year-old Roberts has put pen to paper on a new contract that will keep him with Swans until the summer of 2022 then.
Matt Grimes took the runner’s up spot with Mike van der Hoorn close behind.
It was good to see Grimes feature so highly, as he very rarely gets much plaudits from the media, despite being – in our opinion – the player whom has probably been the biggest revelation of all this season.
There is obviously a lot to be said for the experience players, such as 23 year old Grimes, gained from playing on loan at Northampton Town last season, making 44 appearances for the then League One club.
As for former Ajax man Van der Hoorn, he seems to be thriving on the more physical challenge posed by the EFL Championship, which is by and large in stark contrast to the Premier League, where his abrasive approach more often than not, either ended in a yellow card or an unnecessary free-kick.
Here are the overall results of the poll:
It will be interesting to see if the views of fans will change during the second half of the season.