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John Egan nominated for Overseas Irish Player of the Year, could follow Enda Stevens to award

Sheffield United defender, John Egan, could follow Enda Stevens in winning the Overseas Player of the Year for Ireland.

The Blades defender – who has risen to skipper in the absence of Billy Sharp – has been impressive once again despite United’s poor start to the season.

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Signed from Brentford back in 2018 for around £4m (BBC), Egan has become integral for United and is now seen as one of the key figures within the Sheffield United camp.

And despite club struggles this year, Egan is in line for some personal glory thanks to the nomination from PFA Ireland.

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Confirmed by the club yesterday, Egan could follow in the footsteps of Enda Stevens, who picked up the award last year following his fantastic debut season in the Premier League.

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Egan has 12 caps for Ireland as things stand and is line to add many more to that after cementing his place in the XI in the last 18 months.

Much deserved, Egan is a colossus for United

In a season of misery so far, there’s no denying that John Egan has maintained his level of performance from last season in the main.

Wilder has promoted him to skipper ahead of Ollie Norwood when Billy Sharp is not about, showing just how much he has grown in a red and white shirt.

Egan would be a deserved winner of this award and, on a personal level, it will be a timely boost for the Blades star.

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