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EFL Awards: Shortlist Announced For 2018

10 April 2018

Ruben Neves, Tom Cairney and Ryan Sessegnon to contest Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season

The shortlists have been revealed for the 2018 EFL Awards taking place on Sunday 15 April at the London Hilton on Park Lane. Awards will be given out across 12 categories at the star-studded event attended by players, managers, Clubs, legends of the game and media in central London.

Fulham’s young star Ryan Sessegnon has been shortlisted for an impressive four awards, the 17-year-old, who has scored 14 goals in the League this season, is nominated for the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season, EA Sports Young Player of the Season, LFE Apprentice of the Year and Football Manager Team of the Season.

Wolves’ Ruben Neves is in contention for three awards with the Portuguese playmaker set to contest the Championship Player of the Season, Young Player of the Season and EFL Team of the Season. Whilst Fulham’s creative midfielder Tom Cairney, who has been instrumental in Fulham’s charge for the Play-Offs, is shortlisted for the Championship Player of the Season and Team of the Season.

In the flagship Player of the Season award in League One, Blackburn Rovers’ highly rated attacking midfielder Bradley Dack has scored 16 goals this season to help Rovers into first spot and gain his place on the shortlist. Dack is joined by another creative midfielder, Wigan Athletic’s Nick Powell, who has been a key figure in his side’s charge for the Championship, the former Manchester United player has 14 goals so far this campaign.

Making up the shortlist is Peterborough United’s Jack Marriott, the striker is the leading goal scorer in League One with an impressive 25 goals scored in league competition.

The shortlist for the League Two Player of the Season features the League’s top two goal scorers, Accrington Stanley’s Billy Kee has 21 goals so far this season whilst Cheltenham Town’s Mohamed Eisa is just one goal behind on 20. Wycombe Wanderers’ Adebayo Akinfenwa is also shortlisted, the 35-year-old has used his physical prowess to give Wycombe Wanderers a great chance of promotion.

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