Ex-Swansea City star Joe Allen claims a double
JOE Allen's performances for Swansea City saw him scoop a double award at the Football Association of Wales presentation evening.
Allen was named player of the year and Welsh club player of the year at a ceremony in Cardiff last night.
Swansea-born Celtic right-back Adam Matthews was also among the winners as he claimed the Wales young player of the year prize.
Gareth Bale was named fans' player of the year, while former Wales full-back Peter Rodrigues received a long service award.
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Allen's accolade came after a sparkling first season in the Premier League for Swansea that led to a £15 million move to Liverpool.
He has continued to shine at Anfield and should start in midfield when Wales attempt to kick-start their World Cup qualification bid against Scotland in Cardiff on Friday.
Swansea defender Jazz Richards has been added to Chris Coleman's squad for that match at the Cardiff City Stadium and Tuesday's trip to Croatia.
Also called up are Bristol City defensive duo Lewin Nyatanga and James Wilson, along with Barnsley striker Craig Davies.
Davies is included after Craig Bellamy ruled himself out with a knee injury.
Joel Lynch and Dave Edwards have withdrawn from a squad already missing the likes of goalkeepers Wayne Hennessey and Boaz Myhill, left-back Neil Taylor, midfielder Jack Collison and centre-back James Collins. Matthews is also struggling with ankle trouble.