There was drama in the Championship campaign as Burnley and Sheffield United forged their way back to the Premier League, while Luton Town ended a 31-year exile from the top flight.
For the Championship nominees, we start in the North East, where Middlesbrough’s Chuba Akpom thrived under the management of Michael Carrick to lead the second-tier goal chart with 28 goals in just 40 appearances.
Burnley stormed their way back to the Premier League at the first attempt under the management of Vincent Kompany, and the performances of Nathan Tella were crucial. He scored 17 goals, including two hat-tricks in their run to the title. Fellow Claret Josh Brownhill was equally important in the middle of the park with goals and assists.
Blades fans will agree that Iliman Ndiaye was one of the driving forces behind Sheffield United’s return to the top flight. Luton Town’s Carlton Morris and Coventry City’s Viktor Gyokeres gave Championship defences nightmares, with each breaking the 20-goal barrier.
All six nominees have made compelling cases to the PFA members to win the PFA Championship Players' Player of the Year.
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PFA Championship Players' Player of the Year Nominees
- Chuba Akpom – Middlesbrough
- Josh Brownhill – Burnley
- Viktor Gyokeres – Coventry City
- Carlton Morris – Luton Town
- Iliman Ndiaye – Sheffield United
- Nathan Tella - Burnley