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Pritch's PFA pride

Posted on 28 April 2015  - 17:05

Alex Pritchard summed up his feelings after being named in the PFA’s Championship Team of the Year by stating: “It means a great deal to me.”


The attacking midfielder is on a season’s loan at Brentford was voted into the division’s best 11 by his peers as announced ahead of the PFA awards on Sunday.

‘Pritch’ has contributed 11 goals in 44 appearances as the Bees have fought for a place in the play-offs all season - and they still have a chance going into the final weekend.

They need to beat Wigan at Griffin Park and hope either Ipswich (at Blackburn) or Derby (at home to Reading) drop points.

Whatever the outcome, it’s been another hugely-successful loan spell for the 21-year-old who made his first team debut for us at the end of last season.

“To be selected into the PFA team is massive for me, especially coming from League One last season (on loan at Swindon) and going into the Championship for the first time this season,” said Alex, now a regular in the England U21 squad.

“You know that your fellow players have been watching what you’ve been doing all season and to get that recognition is fantastic.

“To also come eighth in the Championship Player of the Year was huge for me, especially with some of the names playing in the division. I’m really proud of that.

“It’s been an incredible season so far and I just hope we can finish it off by beating Wigan and getting into the play-offs on Saturday.”

The Championship campaign ends this Saturday with all matches kicking-off at 12.15pm.

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