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Shepherd wins Players’ Player of the Year!

23 November 2016

Lynda Shepherd lifted the coveted FA Women's Premier League Players' Player of the Year award at a glittering event held at Wembley.

The Rovers Ladies captain, who has been at the club for over five years, was nominated for the award by managers throughout the FAWPL selecting their best opposition player after each game.

The midfielder was surprised yet delighted to be given the award, and paid tribute to her team-mates and manager Gemma Donnelly.

“It was all a bit of a blur for me, I was up and down so quickly on stage,” said Shepherd.

“It was a privilege just to be nominated, so to win it when there are some excellent players who have scored goals up for the same award is very flattering.

“I was happy for myself, but I was also pleased for Gemma and the club. It’s nice to see the clubs logo up on screen getting recognition.”

Shepherd only started in Ladies football when she was 17-years-old with Stockport County, but believes that with the current Academy set-ups, the next generation have a head start.

“The girls in the academy are miles ahead of where I started, they’ve had years in a positive learning environment," she added.

“I started on the park with the lads, that’s always stuck with me and it’s probably the reason why I play the way I do, it’s just part of my game.”

Shepherd and the Rovers Ladies are back in action this Sunday when they travel to take on West Bromwich Albion.

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