EFL Awards: Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki named Championship Player of the Season
Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki took the top honour of Championship Player of the Season on the EFL Awards.
The Finland global claimed the award beforehand of Sheffield United’s Billy Sharp and Birmingham City’s Che Adams.
Pukki, 29, has scored 26 desires and supplied nine assists to help the Canaries to the brink of merchandising.
Luton Town striker James Collins received the League One Player of the Season award while Tranmere Rovers’ James Norwood took the honour in League Two.
It changed into a night of the second party for Norwich as full-returned Max Aarons turned into named Young Player of the Season.
Aarons, 19, has scored three instances in 35 Championship appearances in his first season at senior level and was nominated along Derby County’s Harry Wilson and Luton’s James Justin.
While Sheffield United striker Sharp just have neglected out at the pinnacle gong, he becomes recognised with the Moment of the Season award at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
Sharp, 33, had become the leading goalscorer within the EFL this century in January when he exceeded Rickie Lambert together with his 220th career strike.
The former Doncaster and Nottingham Forest player have stretched that tally to 227 dreams for the reason that as the Blades sit down 2nd in the Championship, a point beforehand of 0.33-positioned Leeds United with six games to play.
“This is virtually extremely good; it’s a certainly proud second,” he said. “Personal accolades are remarkable, and it’s exquisite to obtain this – I’ll replicate on tonight as a proud one.
“Of direction, my attention now could be firmly on setting a P for advertising beside our call come to the stop of the season.”
Sharp was also named within the EFL Team of the Season, made from gamers from across all three divisions and managed by using his Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder.
The goal of the Year went to Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves for his lovely strike towards Derby County in April 2018.
Hot-pictures Collins and Norwood honoured
James Collins’ 22 dreams up to now in League One this season have placed leaders Luton Town on the verge of an ancient returned-to-returned promoting to the Championship.
The Hatters set a club record of 28 games unbeaten on Saturday with a 2-2 draw towards Blackpool, a game in which Collins opened the scoring before being despatched off for a 2d bookable offence within the second half of.
Nevertheless, the 28-year-vintage has picked up from wherein he left off remaining season wherein his 19 dreams in League Two helped them to be automated merchandising.
Hoping for a similar outcome in May may be League Two Player of the Season and Tranmere Rovers striker James Norwood.
His tally of 27 desires this campaign is seven beforehand of his nearest challenger and made even greater astonishing in what is his first season in the EFL.
Fifth-placed Tranmere, who’re four points off the automated advertising locations with five video games ultimate, will wish he has a few more desires left to make contributions.
Other winners at the EFL Awards
Apprentice of the Year: Max Bird (Derby County)
PFA Player in the Community: Will Vaulks (Rotherham United)
Sir Tom Finney Award for Career Contribution to the EFL: Joe Thompson (Rochdale)
Community Club of the Year: Portsmouth
Family Club of the Year: Doncaster Rovers
Contribution to League Football: David Allison
A supporter of the Year: Roger Groves and Mike Davis (Shrewsbury Town)
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