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Five Irish Named In Four Four Two's Top 50 Players In The Football League

Five Irish Named In Four Four Two's Top 50 Players In The Football League

Four Four Two magazine has published its annual list of the best players in the Football League.

To no surprise, Brighton's Anthony Knockaert finished top of the list which was compiled by polling fans from each club.

The top 50 features five Irish players.

Number 31 - Aiden McGeady

McGeady's loan move to Preston has revitalised his career. A player who looked uninterested last season now appears to be loving football once again.

So far this season, the 31-year-old has seven goals and eight assists in 26 Championship appearances.

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Number 25 - Keiren Westwood

The 32-year-old is the top rated goalkeeper on the list.

Westwood is said to be 'a colossus between the sticks at pivotal moments' and 'the epitome of a match-winning keeper' for Sheffield Wednesday.

It is also pointed out that he is 'overdue' some top flight football.

Number 23 - Graham Carey
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The Dubliner has been a key player for Plymouth as they sit second in League Two.

Carey has 12 goals and 14 assists in 40 league appearances for his side this season.

The 27-year-old, who previously played for Celtic, is out of contract at the end of the season and will be coveted by sides further up the Football League than Plymouth.

Number 12 - Wes Hoolahan

Hoolahan was reportedly a major point of contention in the sacking of Alex Neil as Norwich manager last month. Neil apparently wanted Hoolahan to be sold, the Norwich board, who handed Hoolahan a new contract last summer, thought otherwise.

According to Four Four Two, the 34-year-old has played more through balls and keys passes per minute than any other player in the Championship.

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Number 7 - Conor Hourihane

This season has been a breakthrough one for Conor Hourihane. His superb form for Barnsley earned him a move to Aston Villa. The Corkman also made his international debut, starting the friendly against Iceland last month.

In 35 Championship appearances this season, Hourihane has seven goals and 13 assists.

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PJ Browne
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