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I don’t think anyone doubted that Chris Wood would win both the man of the match and the player ratings following his hat trick performance at Wolves which crowned an excellent April  for the striker who was also the comfortable winner of our player of the month.

Wood completed the month with that first half hat trick, taking his total number of goals against Wolves to five in the last three games and it won him a massive 90% of the man of the match vote. Dwight McNeil was second with just 2%, I’m sure the lowest return we’ve ever had for a runner up. Matěj Vydra, also with 2%, and Matt Lowton with a 1% share took third and fourth places.

As for the player ratings, Wood scored an astonishing 9.95 out of 10 with the rest of the team all more than one below him. McNeil was again second with a rating of 8.91 followed by the two central midfielders; Jack Cork too third place with 8.71 and Westwood scored 8.60 out of 10 to take fourth place.

That has given Wood the maximum ten points towards the Up the Clarets Player of the Year with McNeil winning six points. Both Cork and Vydra picked up two points with a point each for Vydra and Westwood.

The points have brought no changes at the top of the player of the year table but Wood is the clear winner of the April player of the month, beating Vydra as the strikers took many of the points throughout the month.

Wood follows the previous monthly winners – Charlie Taylor (September), Kevin Long (October), Ben Mee (November), Nick Pope (December and January), James Tarkowski (February) and Vydra (March).

The next vote will be available soon after the West Ham game next Monday and the Wolves result is below followed by the April player of the month result and the current player of the year table.

MAN OF THE MATCH

90% – Chris Wood
2% – Dwight McNeil
2% – Matěj Vydra
1% – Matt Lowton
1% – Jack Cork
1% – Josh Brownhill
1% -Nick Pope,  James Tarkowski, Charlie Taylor & Ashley Westwood
0% – Ben Mee

PLAYER RATINGS

9.95 – Chris Wood
8.91 – Dwight McNeil
8.71 – Jack Cork
8.60 – Ashley Westwood
8.40 – Matěj Vydra
8.31 – Charlie Taylor
8.15 – James Tarkowski
8.09 – Ben Mee
7.92 – Josh Brownhill
7.72 – Matt Lowton
7.63 – Nick Pope

UP THE CLARETS APRIL PLAYER OF THE MONTH

36: Chris Wood
17: Matěj Vydra
9: Dwight McNeil
7: Erik Pieters
5: James Tarkowski
4: Jack Cork
3: Josh Brownhill
2: Ben Mee, Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Nick Pope & Ashley Westwood
1: Matt Lowton

UP THE CLARETS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

108: Nick Pope
105: James Tarkowski
80: Ben Mee
67: Dwight McNeil
64: Matěj Vydra
61: Charlie Taylor
60: Josh Brownhill
53: Chris Wood
47: Matt Lowton
26: Ashley Westwood
24: Bailey Peacock-Farrell & Jay Rodriguez
21: Erik Pieters
20: Robbie Brady
19: Jack Cork & Kevin Long
16: Jimmy Dunne
15: Phil Bardsley
10: Josh Benson & Will Norris
6: Bobby Thomas
5: Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson
4: Ashley Barnes
3: Dale Stephens
2: Joel Mumbongo
1: Anthony Glennon

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