ALLOA fans have overwhelmingly backed Kevin O'Hara as the Wasps Player of the Year.

The 21-year-old picked up the Alloa Advertiser's award last week after a stellar first campaign with the Clacks side.

The former Falkirk man finished as joint-top goalscorer for Peter Grant's men and played a crucial part in the Wasps' battle to avoid the drop to League One.

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His form earned plaudits from across the Scottish game when he hit three braces in as many matches during January while Alloa fought off the attention of a number of suitors to secure his signature until the end of the season.

He later picked up the Championship Player of the Month award for that month as boss Grant was named Manager of the Month in a fine double swoop for the Clacks men.

Now, Alloa Advertiser readers have made it clear they agree with the choice, according to a poll conducted online last week.

Nearly 70 per cent of those who took part chose O'Hara as the Wasps' Player of the Year, ten times that of his nearest competitors.

Such is the popular backing for the former Scotland youth internationalist, veteran Alan Trouten, who enjoyed another fine season in Clackmannanshire, and the ever-effective Iain Flannigan finished a distant joint-second with seven per cent of the vote each.

Meanwhile, Jamie MacDonald, who starred for the Wasps after making the temporary switch from Kilmarnock to replace the injured Neil Parry, was third with six per cent of the vote.

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Ten per cent of readers gave their backing to other stand outs with the likes of Liam Dick, Scott Taggart, and Kevin Cawley earning plaudits from across the Wee County for stellar campaigns.

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Speaking last week after he was presented with the Alloa Advertiser Player of the Year award, O'Hara said: "It's an old cliché, but all the kind of personal stuff and awards don't happen without your team-mates, the manager, and the coaching staff.

"They have all been absolutely brilliant with me and I hope I have repaid the faith the gaffer placed in me when he brought me in."