O'Brien Wins Young Player Award

Last updated : 17 May 2004 By Mark Heys
Bolton Wanderers youngster Joey O'Brien has been voted as the Youth Academy Player of the Year for 2003-2004 after a number of fine displays for both the reserve and U19 teams this term.

The 18-year old midfielder is currently in the second year of his Scholarship with the club and his fellow Scholars have voted for him as their best player over the course of the season.

Dublin-born O'Brien is currently representing the Republic of Ireland in an international tournament and could be set to follow the likes of Kevin Nolan and Nicky Hunt in progressing to first team level if he carries on to produce the same standards in the future.

Defender Bradley Hill celebrated his first year in the Bolton Academy by being named as the most improved player by his teammates and for the second half of the season was a regular in the reserve team line ups.