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BURKE MAKES YORKSHIRE TEAM OF THE YEAR

9 June 2016

The Yorkshire Post compiled a 'Team of the Year' earlier in the week which was made up of players from various different clubs across the County of Yorkshire.

Reece Burke spent the majority of the season on loan at Bradford City from Premier League West Ham United and the 19 year old defender impressed hugely, making 36 appearances (2 Goals) and scooping up plenty of awards at the end of season Player Awards evening.

The England youth international defender made it into the starting eleven of a squad which also included seven substitutes.

Rotherham United's Lee Camp was named as the first choice stopper, playing his part in helping his side ensure safety last season and another season in the second tier.

Burke was partnered at centre back by Hull City's Michael Dawson, and Leeds United's promising young left-back Charlie Taylor made the back four; he of course had a loan spell at Valley Parade in 2011-12.

Lined up in a 4-1-3-2 formation; the holding midfield position went to Middlesbrough's Adam Clayton, a player who has gone on to impress in the North East following spells with West Yorkshire duo Leeds United and Huddersfield Town.

The midfield three was made up of Sheffield Wednesday duo Barry Bannan and Fernando Forestieri, with Barnsley's Conor Hourihane alongside them.

The front pairing, chosen by the Yorkshire Post, was made up of Huddersfield Town frontman Nahki Wells who had another impressive season with 18 goals in all competitions for The Terriers. Partnering him, Barnsley's Sam Winnall who found the net 24 times last season, helping his team to a return to The Championship.

The Yorkshire manager of the season went to Paul Heckingbottom, who whilst in caretaker charge at Barnsley, guided the club to two victories at Wembley. The Tykes defeated Oxford United in The Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final before going on to secure promotion with a win against Millwall in the League One play-off final.

Seven subs were named, and they were as follows:

Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday)
Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough)
Billy Sharp (Sheffield United)
Adam Hammill (Barnsley)
Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday)
Jake Livermore (Hull City)
Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough)

The full team is illustrated on the graphic below.



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