Isle of Wight goalkeeper, Simon Moore, has been named in the PFA Football League One Team of the Year.

The Sheffield United stopper has kept 16 clean sheets this season as The Blades claimed the League One title – and promotion to The Championship.

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Moore grew up on the Isle of Wight and played youth football for Brading Town. He attended Newchurch Primary School and Sandown High School.

Next season, the 26 year old could be playing at iconic stadiums including Villa Park, Elland Road, Molineux and the Stadium of Light.

Pic: SheffieldUTube
Pic: SheffieldUTube

On securing promotion to The Championship, the 6ft 3 inches tall ‘keeper, told Isle of Wight Radio:

“It’s been an incredible season for everyone involved with Sheffield United. Over the last few seasons I hadn’t played as many games as I wanted. But coming to Sheffield United has allowed me to do that.

“For me personally, it’s been amazing. Winning promotion and being named in the Team of the Year rounds off a great season for me personally.

“Football is a funny game – you get plenty of highs and lows. But being voted for by my fellow peers in the Team of the Year is a great honour and makes all the hard work and effort worthwhile.

“I still visit the Island a lot and keep in touch with many friends down there. My nan also still lives on the Island.

Looking ahead to next season, it will be great to test myself against some of the big teams. I have played a few games in The Championship with Cardiff, but I think next season could be big for us.”