Football - Buxton earns Wednesday gong

Sheffield Wednesday full-back Lewis Buxton has been voted the club's player of the year.

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The 29-year-old topped a poll on the club's official website with 35 per cent of the votes, narrowly beating goalkeeper Chris Kirkland to the title.

Buxton told "I'm really happy and would like to thank everybody who took the time to vote, I really appreciate that.

"It's a shame the season hasn't gone as well as we had wanted but hopefully we can finish the season on a high with a win on Saturday and stay in the Championship.

"When it's the fans that have voted for you, it always means a lot. It's been a difficult season but the supporters have always come in their numbers and really spurred us on. We have needed them."

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