Cardiff City's Adam Matthews scoops apprentice award
Adam Matthews joined the Bluebirds as an eight-year-old
Cardiff City defender Adam Matthews been named the Championship Apprentice of the Year at the 2010 Football League Awards.
Matthews, 18, has been the subject of Premier League transfer speculation this season and has made 21 competitive appearances for the Bluebirds.
Bluebirds youth team coach Geraint Twose described Matthews as "a shining example to every young player".
Matthews received the award on Sunday at a dinner in London.
He joined the club as an eight-year-old and at 16 was named Football Association of Wales Trust player of the year and on his 17th birthday signed his first professional contract and has gone on to establish himself among the first team squad.
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