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Feds Is Official Player Of The Season

Great news for Adam Federici, who has taken home the official player of the season award.

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Adam Federici was named Reading's official player of the season this afternoon, picking up the gong after the 0-2 defeat at home to Brentford. That comes as little surprise, with the Aussie showing excellent form this campaign, often picking up points for the Royals single-handedly. Impressively, this is the first time in two decades that a goalkeeper has won the award for the Royals. That said, there's been little excitement further up the pitch over the last eight months.

Fedders beat off competition from Jamie Mackie and Michael Hector, both of whom have shown impressive form under Steve Clarke. The former has demonstrated the passion and work-rate that he's typical for in his loan from Nottingham Forest, whereas the latter has cemented his place in the first team after emerging from the academy.

As Will pointed out, Feds' average rating from our match reporters is higher than any other player. The chasing pack for the award (in average match rating terms) consists of the formerly mentioned Jamie Mackie and Michael Hector, but also Oliver Norwood. Signed from Huddersfield Town last summer, the Northern Irishman looked a bargain early on, and was one of the brightest players under Nigel Adkins.

Voting will also open for our very own player of the season award after the last game of the season - an away trip to promotion hopefuls Derby County.