As the curtain starts to come down on another intriguing season, we enter awards season where all the different bodies like the PFA give out their gongs to the deserving few.
With what has been another hotly contested season, I decided to offer the following a place in my team of the year:
Goalkeeper: Conor Ripley (Oldham) – contrary to popular belief I think you generally find the better keepers at the lower ends of each league, reason being is they are called into action more regularly. Swindons Lawrence Vigouroux was a contender but to date the Oldham stopper has more clean sheets than any other ‘keeper in the division.
Right Back: Filipe Morais (Bolton) – generally a winger but has played at right back on a number of occasions this season, he has a great energy, fantastic delivery and an eye for goal.
Left back: Amari Bell (Fleetwood)- what Fleetwood have achieved this season has been remarkable. Bell is athletic and physically strong and has proven to be useful at both ends of the pitch.
Right Wing: Josn Morris (Scunthorpe) One of the leagues top scorers this season but also adept at assists, Morris has been one of the star performers in an impressive Scunthorpe season.
Centre mid: Erhan Oztumer (Walsall) This young man has really made a name for himself this season and I can see him moving on to potentially bigger and better things over the summer. He has a superb range of passing and an eye for goal.
Centre Mid: John Fleck (Sheffield United) Identical skill set of Oztumer and just as influential. A real gem for United this year and a real catalyst for some of their better play this year.
Left Wing: Shane Ferguson (Millwall) Energetic winger who continues to improve season on season. Defensively sound for a winger and always a threat, particularly with his delivery.
Striker: Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) You cannot not have the leagues top scorer and the man voted player of the season. Terrorises defences at this level and should gdt a real chance to prove himself higher next year.
Striker: Ian Henderson (Rochdale) Perhaps a surprise choice but I think the amount of goals he has scored have been crucial but more important, he has more assists than any other ‘top scorer’
Manager: Chris Wilder (Sheffield United) Finally achieved what so many predecesors did not and after a poor start where he was being questioned, he has done excedingly well.
Club: AFC Wimbledon – A few contenders here. Fleetwood, Sheff Utd, Scunthorpe and co but I have chosen AFC. Playing at their highest EVER level and surviving with relative ease when many expected them to go straight back down. They also had that infamous win over MK Dons which had all the football romantics celebrating. Off the pitch they have also had plans approved to return home to Plough Lane.
Football is all about opinions so I know you will all argue X, Y or Z should be in the team so please let me know who and why.