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EFL AWARDS 2018: FIVE TOWN PLAYERS NAMED IN TEAM OF THE SEASON & OLLY LEE UP FOR GOAL OF THE SEASON!

Dan Potts, Alan Sheehan, Jack Stacey, Luke Berry and Danny Hylton selected for EFL League Two Team of the Season, whilst Olly Lee's 70-yard strike shortlisted for Goal of the Year

3 April 2018

With the EFL Awards 2018 evening just over a week away, the EFL Teams of the Season and Goal of the Season nominees have been released - with five Town players selected for the EFL Sky Bet League Two Team of the Season and Olly Lee's 70-yard screamer against Cambridge United shortlisted for the Mitre Goal of the Season!

Dan Potts, Alan Sheehan, Jack Stacey, Luke Berry and Danny Hylton have all been selected for the Team of the Season, the biggest representation from one club in any selected team across the EFL.

The rest of the team is made up by Lee Burge (Coventry City), Jordan Willis (Coventry City), Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City), Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley), Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers), Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley, with Accrington boss John Coleman winning the manager award.

Olly Lee's wonder strike against Cambridge United from inside his own half has been nominated for the Mitre Goal of the Season, as he faces stiff competition for the award from Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle), Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United), Adam Reach (Sheffield United) and Aiden O'Brien (Millwall).

 

The shortlist for the League Two Player of the Season features the League's top two goal scorers, Accrington Stanley's Billy Kee has 21 goals so far this season whilst Cheltenham Town's Mohamed Eisa is just one goal behind on 20. Wycombe Wanderers' Adebayo Akinfenwa is also shortlisted, the 35-year-old has used his physical prowess to give Wycombe Wanderers a great chance of promotion.

All 72 EFL managers were invited to vote for their players of the season, with votes also compiled for the Championship, League One and League Two Teams of the Season. The overall EFL Team of the Season will be announced on the night of the awards.

Other awards to be announced on the night include the Realise Family Club of the Year, Checkatrade Community Club of the Year, LFE Apprentice of the Year, SMG Insight Supporter of the Year, Sir Tom Finney Award and Contribution to League Football award. The Mitre Goal of the Year will also be voted for on the night.

Also announced will be players selected for a Special Recognition Award to celebrate the EFL's continued commitment to Youth Development. From 2018/19 season, all EFL Clubs will need to name at least one Club Developed player on each team sheet for any EFL League game and this award will recognise a star-studded Club Developed XI, showcasing players 'born and raised' in the EFL, as a result of the excellent work of EFL Clubs in developing some of the most talented footballers in the country.

For the full list of winners and nominees, please click here.


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