Portsmouth legend Awford: Tottenham’s O’Hara has changed my opinion on loan signings
The former Blues captain says O'Hara has changed his impression of loan players.
He wrote in his column for the Portsmouth News: "Sometimes loan players can breeze in and out of a club quickly and not take it to heart.
"For that reason, I don't usually consider them when agonising who my vote for the player of the season is.
"Well, now I've made an exception.
"Jamie O'Hara, step forward – you fully deserve it.
"He may have been here temporarily from Spurs but he is different from the usual breed of loanees.
"Right from the first minute he arrived, he's been one of us and it is testament to the way he has settled in that he has been accepted so well by the Pompey faithful."