Thursday 15 October 2009

Micky Doyle is a Fab Four footballer!

It’s official. Leeds United midfield star Michael Doyle is the most popular footballer wearing the number four shirt in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

The Johnstone’s Paint Trophy has celebrated the fourth year of its sponsorship with the Football League by calling on supporters to vote for their favourite players who are currently wearing the number four jersey for their clubs.

Thousands of Leeds United fans flocked to the trophy’s official website to vote for their summer loan signing from Coventry - making him the official Johnstone’s Paint Trophy’s Fab Four Footballer.

The midfield general was easily the most popular left back amongst Football League supporters, polling around 1,500 votes, and he will receive a magnum of champagne on behalf of Johnstone’s on Thursday October 29, at Leeds United’s training ground.

Lifelong Leeds fan Dani Bambrook of Leeds, was picked at random as the winning fan to present the bubbly, and she will also receive a replica Leeds United shirt, signed by Michael Doyle.

Johnstone’s Paint Trophy sponsorship manager Teresa Hardwick said that Doyle’s popularity came as no surprise, after watching his performances for Leeds during the start of the season, as well as some impressive displays for parent club Coventry City last season.

She said: “We launched this online initiative because we wanted to commemorate our fourth year of sponsorship in a novel way.

“We thought it would be nice to see which one was the most popular amongst Johnstone’s Paint Trophy fans, and Michael was a resounding winner, beating other talented number four players including Nicky Bailey at Charlton and Adam Bolder at Millwall.

“It came as no surprise to see Michael getting so many of the votes. He seems to be something of a cult hero amongst fans and has played a big part in their success in getting to the top of League One.

“And the fact he is a loan player speaks volumes about his popularity around Elland Road. We wish Michael and Leeds all the best for the rest of the season.”

Leeds United and Michael Doyle will continue their quest for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy at Elland Road against Grimsby Town on Tuesday November 10th. Tune into Sky Sports at 7.45pm for live coverage of the game.

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