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🏆 Josh Laurent voted your 2020/21 Player of the Season!

Royals supporters vote midfielder as standout performer for the campaign

8 May 2021

In conjuction with Supporters' Trust at Reading, Royals fans have voted in their thousands to crown combative midfielder Josh Laurent as their Player of the Season for the 2020/21 campaign.

The 26-year-old has made a real impact in his first season at the Madejski, and his performances in a Reading shirt have seen him end the season by collecting the annual accolade dictated by our supporters.

Laurent registered the most votes from all first-team players to make 10 or more appearances.

Over the course of the campaign, the midfielder who arrived in the summer from Shrewsbury Town, has missed just one game - and has been key to the heart of the team.

It goes without saying it's been an impressive first season of regular Championship football for Laurent.

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Brimming with energy, Laurent has caught the eye for his determined, battling displays, and has put in many a tireless showing for the benefit of the team.

The midfield man has shone in every aspect of his game; whether that's picking a pass under pressure, driving downfield with the ball, offering a threat in our opponent's box or putting his body on the line.
 
He's a popular character in the dressing room, and those are just some of the reasons he has proven such a hit with the Royals faithful too!
 

Not only has he stood out individually, but Laurent has developed a glowing partnership with fellow midfield star Andy Rinomhota, and the lively duo have been key to the core of the side this season.

Our #28 netted his first goal for the club back in late October, as he curled in a fine effort during a 4-2 victory over Blackburn Rovers.

He then got his second of the season three months later in January, when he stabbed home the opener against AFC Bournemouth - while his third came in the form of a header in our penultimate league outing against Norwich City.

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A huge congratulations to Josh - a deserving winner, whose name goes onto our roll of honour!

Season Player of the Season
1963-64 Colin Meldrum
1964-65 Colin Meldrum
1965-66 Jimmy Wheeler
1966-67 George Harris
1967-68 Mike Dixon
1968-69 Peter Silvester
1969-70 Steve Death
1970-71 Terry Bell
1971-72 Gordon Cumming
1972-73 Steve Death
1973-74 Steve Death
1974-75 Robin Friday
1975-76 Robin Friday
1976-77 Steve Death
1977-78 Richie Bowman
1978-79 Richie Bowman
1979-80 Mark White
1980-81 Steve Hetzke
1981-82 Jerry Williams
1982-83 Steve Richardson
1983-84 Steve Richardson
1984-85 Steve Wood
1985-86 Steve Wood
1986-87 Kevin Bremner
1987-88 Steve Francis
1988-89 Trevor Senior
1989-90 Martin Hicks
1990-91 Keith McPherson
1991-92 Mick Gooding
1992-93 Mick Gooding
1993-94 Dylan Kerr
1994-95 Shaka Hislop
1995-96 Mick Gooding
1996-97 Trevor Morley
1997-98 Phil Parkinson
1998-99 Phil Parkinson
1999-00 Darren Caskey
2000-01 Martin Butler
2001-02 Graeme Murty
2002-03 James Harper
2003-04 Graeme Murty
2004-05 Dave Kitson
2005-06 Kevin Doyle 
2006-07 Ivar Ingimarsson 
2007-08 Stephen Hunt 
2008-09 Chris Armstrong 
2009-10 Gylfi Sigurðsson 
2010-11 Shane Long 
2011-12 Alex Pearce 
2012-13 Adam Le Fondre 
2013-14 Jordan Obita 
2014-15 Adam Federici 
2015-16 Ali Al-Habsi 
2016-17 Ali Al-Habsi 
2017-18 Liam Moore 
2018-19 Andy Rinomhota
2019-20 Rafael
2020-21 Josh Laurent

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