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Jamie Vardy named Premier League player of the season

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has picked up yet another accolade for his outstanding season – being named the Premier League player of the year.

The news comes less than 24 hours after the England forward collected the FWA Player of the Year for his 24 goals this term.

His strikes have fired the Foxes to arguably the most unlikely title in the history of English football, sitting a remarkable 10 points clear of nearest rivals Tottenham going into the final round of fixtures.

Vardy is a shoo-in for Roy Hodgson’s England squad for Euro 2016 this summer and is being tipped to make a splash on the world stage following his meteoric rise through the leagues.

The Three Lions boss said: “I have witnessed first-hand the hunger that spurs Jamie on. It is a major part of his game and something that appealed to me when I selected to play for England.

“I am fortunate to have a group of English strikers in such rich vein of form going into the European Championships with both Jamie and Harry Kane right at the top of the goalscoring charts.”

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