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30th Apr, 2017 | 4:13pm

31-year-old Everton ace named player of the year

By Harvey Byrne

On loan Everton attacker Aiden McGeady has been named Preston’s player of the year for the 2016-17 campaign.

The 31-year-old joined the Lancashire side in the summer on a season-long loan deal after finding himself surplus to requirements at the Toffees under Ronald Koeman.

He has however managed to recapture his form in England’s second tier and has played a key role in Simon Grayson’s 11th placed outfit.

With the Championship season now one game away from it’s end the Lilywhites announced via their official Twitter account on Sunday afternoon that Everton ace McGeady had won their player of the year award.

McGeady is likely to return to Everton when his loan deal expires at the end of the campaign and his contract is set to reach it’s final year this summer.

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However, it is also expected that he will be unable to add to his 43 Toffees appearances with Koeman favouring younger players.

The 87-time capped Republic of Ireland international has starred in 32 league matches for Preston this season, returning eight goals and eight assists and if he is to leave Everton this summer it is likely he will find himself with a lot of suitors from the Championship.

In other Everton news, Manchester United have joined the race to sign this Toffees attacker.

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