Wes Harding says he “couldn’t be happier” after he was given the club’s Young Player of the Season award on Monday.
In an interview with Bluestv, the 21-year-old talked about the hard yards he has put in to make into the first team:
???? @MrWesleyHarding says he "couldn't be happier" after being crowned the Young Player of the Season.
— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) May 9, 2018
Fans were full of praise for the right-back on Twitter.
Ooozzzing confidence… you’ll get there based on the performances I have seen Wes… KRO
— Dozza123 (@DozzaKRO) May 9, 2018
— Rainey ☔️ (@Ellis_Rainerz) May 9, 2018
— Patrick (@Patrick63104016) May 9, 2018
— – (@RacingJamesUK) May 9, 2018
Good on you https://t.co/XWLmpacBFV had a crackin 9 games.
— martin ward (@mort77) May 9, 2018
— Joseph Brown (@Joebobb2399) May 9, 2018
???? Fantastic to witness @MrWesleyHarding’s breakthrough year.
I’ve covered him at the Club in both the U23s and First Team set up this season.
Thoroughly deserved, Wes!
— Tom Dexter-Jones (@Tom_DJ14) May 9, 2018
— Antony Sale (@saley1984) May 9, 2018
He’s got a great career ahead of him…. hopefully most of it at blues 🙂
— ceire francis (@CeireFrancis) May 9, 2018
Just like Jacques Maghoma who took away the Players’ and Fans’ Player of the Season awards, Wes was a well-deserved winner. Since being given the chance by Garry Monk against Hull back in March, he hasn’t looked back.
It is not only the way he has established himself so quickly in the first team but also the level of his performances that he has been putting in. He was superb on Sunday, keeping Fulham star Ryan Sessegnon quiet for the most part.
He will surely be a strong contender to start next season as first choice right back, even with Maxime Colin likely to be providing competition for a starting place.