Tom Cairney, Ruben Neves, Ryan Sessegnon - who is the Championship Player of the Season?
Last Updated: 12/04/18 7:12pm
Tom Cairney, Ruben Neves, Ryan Sessegnon - who should win the Championship Player of the Season award for 2017/18? Vote here...
As another season of high-octane Sky Bet Championship action nears its climax it is awards time - but which player has outperformed his peers in England's second tier this campaign?
The EFL have shortlisted three candidates for the top award, and we invite you, our readers, to cast your deciding vote below...
Fulham midfielder Cairney has continued to impress in the heart of Fulham's midfield, helping spearhead the Cottagers' push for promotion.
As well as being nominated for the Championship Player of the Season, Cairney has also earned a place in the EFL Team of the Season.
"He was a fabulous signing for me," former Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer told Sky Sports. "I don't think there is another midfielder in the Championship who handles the ball as well as he does."
It has been almost impossible to avoid the sensational Ruben Neves strike for Wolves against Derby this week - but it is far from the first time he has fired home the spectacular. Remarkably, Neves has scored six times from outside the box in the Championship this season, having touched the ball just three times inside the penalty area all campaign.
"He scored the goal of a lifetime," said Don Goodman in the commentary box when awarding Man of the Match to Neves. Even without the stunning effort, the Portuguese midfielder was brilliant again throughout. It has been quite the debut season in England for the 21-year-old.
Fulham winger Sessegnon is up for Championship Player of the Season, Young Player of the Season and Apprentice of the Year, all before turning 18.
Sessegnon has been a regular for Fulham this season, scoring an impressive 14 goals in 39 Championship games as the west London side chase promotion to the Premier League. Such form has attracted a host of Premier League suitors.
"To deal with what he has at his age… Obviously he'll still have loads of school friends and it's crazy when he's in the spotlight, but he never changes when he comes in. He's always the same person and that's his best asset," Cairney said of his team-mate.