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Anthony thanks manager and team-mates after scooping EFL award

Reaction from Wimbledon's award winner after deserved recognition

15 April 2018

Anthony Hartigan said it was difficult to put into words his emotions after he scooped the LFE Apprentice of the Year award for League One.

The 18-year-old was presented with the accolade at the EFL Awards Ceremony in London earlier tonight.

The award is to recognise the outstanding young professionals at EFL Clubs who excel both on and off the pitch. Players registered as first or second year apprentices, or first year professionals (if started on an Apprenticeship contract and then converted at 17 to a pro contract) are eligible for this award.

Anthony said: "It's great, I can't really put into words how I feel right now. I've worked really hard this year both on and off the pitch and it is nice to get rewarded for all the hard work I've put in.

"There are so many people to thank. Obviously, the manager sticks out, but all of the first-team staff and the players have all helped me settle and feel really welcome."

Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon and Stevenage's Ben Wilmot won the Championship and League 2 equivalent awards.

Read what Neal Ardley had to say about Anthony’s progress in our previous article.


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