EFL star rocks up to swanky awards with bucket hat and Chelsea-inspired trainers

Swindon Town striker Harry McKirdy stole the show at the EFL Awards on Sunday night as he rocked up wearing a bucket hat and snazzy Chelsea-inspired trainers.

The 25-year-old has enjoyed a stellar season with the Robins having struck 20 goals and directly laid on a further nine more in 39 appearances for the League Two outfit. McKirdy fired in a brace in Swindon's 3-0 success away to Hartlepool on Saturday to keep his side's play-off hopes alive, but that wasn't to be the only reason he would hit the headlines this weekend.

Just over 24 hours after his double, the former Aston Villa academy graduate arrived at the swanky end-of-season EFL do sporting eyebrow-raising attire. His outlandish outfit even saw him pay tribute to his beloved Blues.

McKirdy arrived at the gala wearing a navy jacket and oversized trousers, in addition to a white bucket hat and matching white sunglasses. If that wasn't eye-catching enough, the striker sported snazzy white Nike trainers, hand-customised to display his love of Chelsea.

Gold stars had been penned on to the front of the sneakers in tribute to the club's two Champions League triumphs, while there was also room to give a nod to the goalscorers from those two glorious nights. The words 'King Kai' and the date 29.5.21 were emblazoned on the right shoe with 'King Drog' and 19.5.12 embossed on the left one.

The inscriptions were of course in honour of Kai Havertz and Didier Drogba, the two Chelsea match-winners in their two Champions League final triumphs from 2012 and 2021. McKirdy proudly took to Instagram to share his daring look with his highly-amused followers.

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The striker posted a selection of hilarious snaps to social media, accompanied by the caption: "EFL awards. Propa gangsta. Wallop away from pure genius. KING KAI & THE DROG."

Despite his goalscoring exploits this season, McKirdy wasn't nominated for the League Two's Player of the Season, an honour which was claimed by Forest Green right-back Kane Wilson. Fulham's Aleksander Mitrovic was awarded the crown for the Championship, while MK Dons' Scott Twine scooped the accolade for League One.

McKirdy's Swindon sit two points outside of the League Two play-offs with just three games remaining. The Robins take on Forest Green on Tuesday night – fresh from Rovers securing promotion to League One for the first time in their 133-year history at the weekend. Swindon's fans will be hoping McKirdy will once again be on top form – just like he was at the EFL gala on Sunday night.

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