Twitter reacts to Forestieri winning Owls' Player of the Year gong

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The 26-year-old was voted Sheffield Wednesday's Player of the Year today.

Sheffield Wednesday have announced that striker Fernando Forestieri has been voted as the club's Player of the Year.

The 26-year-old has enjoyed a prolific first season at Hillsborough following a summer switch from Watford, with the Argentina-born marksman netting 15 times in 38 Championship outings to help the Owls reach the playoffs.

Forestieri, who is said to have joined for as little as £3 million (Sky Sports), picked up 52% of the vote, winning the prize ahead of Barry Bannan - also signed by Carlos Carvalhal last summer, from Crystal Palace - in second and Kieran Lee back in third.

And while a lot of fans agreed Forestieri was a worthy recipient, some felt that Lee, in particular, should have been give more of a look-in.

Carvalhal's side are gearing up for the playoff final on Saturday as a battle with Hull City lies on the horizon, having beaten Brighton and Hove Albion 3-1 in the semi-final.

The Owls have been absent from the Premier League since 2000, and many of their fans will feel that 16 years is too long for a club of their status to remain on the fringes.

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