GERRARD THE HOTTEST YOUNG GUN

STEVEN GERRARD is a certainty to win the PFA Young Player of the Year award this month, if our planetfootball.com readers are to be believed.

The Liverpool midfielder, who may also be in the running for the senior award after a superb year at Anfield, won an overwhelming 49% of the vote - way ahead of the rest of a star-studded field.

Arsenal and England left back Ashley Cole came in second with 14% of the poll with Blackburn midfielder and England Under-21 captain David Dunn perhaps a surprising third coming a further four percent behind.

Leeds' Alan Smith received 9%, mainly for his performances for David O'Leary's side in Europe, while Manchester United centre back Wes Brown - who came to the fore during Jaap Stam's absence in the early part of the season - was two percent further back.

Chelsea's impressive young centre half John Terry received 3% of the vote, while West Ham's well-publicised starlets Joe Cole and Michael Carrick finished bottom of the poll.

 

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