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#FLAWARDS | Sky Bet League 1 Player of the Year Shortlist Announced

#FLAWARDS | Sky Bet League 1 Player of the Year Shortlist Announced

The Football League have today announced the three-man shortlist for the 2016 Sky Bet League 1 Player of the Year award, with the winner set to be announced at this weekend's Football League Awards ceremony.
The Football League have today announced the three-man shortlist for the 2016 Sky Bet League 1 Player of the Year award, with the winner set to be announced at this weekend's Football League Awards ceremony.

Bradley Dack (Gillingham)
The 23-year-old midfielder has been one of the driving forces behind the Gills’ promotion push with 15 goals so far this season. 

Nicky Ajose (Swindon Town)
The talented forward has been one of the shining lights of Swindon’s season with 23 goals. 

Romaine Sawyers (Walsall)
The 24-year-old midfielder has won plaudits across the division and beyond for his dominant midfield displays throughout the season. 

The Sky Bet Player of the Year awards have been voted for by managers of the clubs in each division. Each Sky Bet League 1 manager was asked to list their top five players from this season in order, with the votes added up and the overall top three forming the shortlist. 

Previous winners include Joe Garner (2015), Matt Ritchie (2013), Jordan Rhodes (2012), Jermaine Beckford (2010 & 2008) and Matty Fryatt (2009). 

The Football League Awards celebrates on and off pitch excellence across The League's 72 clubs, rewarding players, clubs and fans. 

Speaking on the award, Shaun Harvey, Chief Executive of The Football League, said: "There’s no shortage of talent in Sky Bet League 1 and this shortlist includes three players who have performed fantastically throughout the campaign. We wish them the very best of luck for Sunday evening’s Awards ceremony.” 

Other categories include the Young Player of the Year Award, the Johnstone’s Paint Community Club of the Year, Capital One Supporter of the Year, the Mitre Goal of the Year and the Sir Tom Finney Award. 

For the first time this year the Awards will also recognise the best 11 players and manager from across the 72 clubs, with the ‘Football Manager Team of the Season’ to be announced on the night. 

Live updates as the winners are announced will be provided via The Football League’s Twitter page, @football_league, on Sunday evening, with the Awards ceremony also broadcast live on The Football League’s YouTube channel from 8:45pm. 

To find out more about The Football League Awards, and for a full list of award categories, visit www.FLAwards.com or search #FLAwards.


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