Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Sam Hutchinson has been voted by you as the 39th best player in the EFL.

Over the last month, we have been gathering votes from you to find the best managers and players in the EFL. And after counting the votes, we have discovered you think that Hutchinson is the 39th best player in the Football League.

Even before this season, Hutchinson has got one of the most feel good stories in the entirety of the EFL. He had initially retired from football aged just 21-years-old because a recurring knee injury and while that would have been it for many players, he would end up coming back better than ever. Eventually he would end up at Sheffield Wednesday permanently after having a successful loan spell there.

While Hutchinson had been good before this season, his enthusiastic style of play often got him into trouble would often land him in the referee’s book and the manager would end up having to substitute him off or else risk him being sent off. This posed a problem for the coaching staff as the bookings and eventual suspensions were troublesome for him and the side, but telling him to stop sliding into tackles would take away the best part of his game.

And while his discipline does remain a concern, he was sent off twice this season, experience has done him a whole lot of good. He can now time his tackles much better and now has become a dominant proposition in midfield. He is often able to break up an opposition attack before it even starts plus with the way he gets stuck in, he can’t help but become a fan favourite.


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