SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: Apprentice Jarrod Kyle masters art of Owls award-winning

Hot-shot: Jarrod Kyle received more than 25,000 votes for his strike against Sheffield United
Hot-shot: Jarrod Kyle received more than 25,000 votes for his strike against Sheffield United

JARROD Kyle has scooped the final accolade of a memorable season for the Owls by earning a Goal of the Season award.

He received more than 25,000 votes in an on-line poll to decide the best strike by a Football League apprentice.

Other national awards received by the club during the promotion campaign were a Football League Young Player of the Month trophy for Gary Madine, two Manager of the Month titles for Dave Jones and a League One Player of the Month accolade for Miguel Llera.

Kyle also won the Owls’ vote as their Academy Player of the Year.

The Aussie striker’s award-winning goal came in a 3-0 win against Sheffield United at Middlewood in April: he controlled a long ball from the halfway line, turned, ran forward and blasted a right-foot shot into the top corner from almost 30 yards.

It received 25,325 of the 52,707 votes submitted in the poll. There were eight contenders for the award.

Jack Payne of Southend was runner-up with 21,045, for a shot into the top corner from just inside the box, and the Owls’ Tom Rowbotham third, for a left-footed strike into the top corner from 25 yards against Middlesbrough in March.

Kyle and Rowbotham were also the Goal of the Month award winners for April and March respectively.

But the season will have ended in disappointment for Rowbotham - he was one of the academy players who were released by the Owls.

The goal award polls were run by League Football Education, who administer the education of League apprentices.

Owls midfield player Liam Palmer looks set to be unavailable for the first round of the Capital One Cup, with Scotland Under 21s having arranged a friendly against Belgium in Dunfermline on August 14, as a warm-up for their final European Championship qualifiers in September, against Luxembourg and Austria, which they need to win.