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EFL Awards see one Newcastle player recognised as Brighton pick up four awards

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More than 650 guests were in attendance as the 2017 EFL Awards recognised players and managers across all three divisions of the EFL.

Sunday saw the awards handed out and Dwight Gayle missed out on the Championship player of the year award.

He was nominated along with Chris Wood of Leeds and Anthony Knockaert of Brighton, with the Seagulls’ winger chosen as the winner.

The Newcastle United number nine had to be content with being named in the EFL team of the season, with Brighton having both Knockaert and keeper David Stockdale named in that eleven.

It was Brighton player Steve Sidwell who picked up goal of the season, Newcastle having no goals selected amongst the nominations.

Another Championship club, Leeds United, also had two players in the EFL team of the season, Jansson and Wood selected.

The 2017 EFL Award winners

Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season: Anthony Knockaert (Brighton & Hove Albion)

Football Manager Team of the Season:

Goalkeeper: David Stockdale (Brighton & Hove Albion)

Defender: Enda Stevens (Portsmouth)

Defender: Pontus Jansson (Leeds United)

Defender: Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle)

Defender: Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town)

Midfielder: Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United)

Midfielder: Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town)

Midfielder: Anthony Knockaert (Brighton & Hove Albion)

Forward: Chris Wood (Leeds United)

Forward: Billy Sharp (Sheffield United)

Forward: Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United)

Manager: Darren Ferguson (Doncaster Rovers)

Contribution to League Football: Barry Fry

Championship Family Club of the year winner: Blackburn Rovers

 Checkatrade Community Club of the Year: Portsmouth

LFE Apprentice of the Year – Championship: Ben Brereton (Nottingham Forest)

Mitre Goal of the Year: Steve Sidwell (Brighton & Hove Albion) v Bristol City


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