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Dwight Gayle crowned PFA Fans Player of the Season ahead of Brighton & Leeds stars

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Dwight Gayle was one of six nominees for PFA Fans Player of the Season in the Championship.

Well voting closed last night and the votes have all been counted – with Dwight Gayle crowned the PFA Fans Player of the Season in the Championship, getting more than 50% more votes than his closest challenger, Chris Wood.

Scoring 23 goals at a rate of one every 93 minutes, of the top scorers in the Championship Chris Wood was next best with one every 134 minutes.

Dwight Gayle has won the PFA Fans’ Championship Player of the Season award, ahead of Chris Wood and Anthony Knockaert.

Over 40,000 votes were cast in the poll and Gayle came out on top with 14,705 votes ahead of Leeds striker Wood, who received 9,707 votes.

Brighton winger Knockaert finished third with 9,214 votes ahead of Bristol City striker Tammy Abraham (4,709), Huddersfield midfielder Aaron Mooy (1,579) and Reading’s Yann Kermorgant (986).

Sky Sports were running the vote and this was their info:

‘Voting is now open for the Championship PFA Fans’ Player of the Season.

Our expert panel produced a stellar shortlist of contenders, including Leeds United striker Chris Wood, who was the top scorer in the Championship with 27 goals, and Anthony Knockaert, who grabbed 15 goals and right assists for Brighton.

They face competition from Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle, Reading forward Yann Kermorgant, Huddersfield midfielder Aaron Mooy and Bristol City striker Tammy Abraham.

Newcastle were promoted back to the Premier League as champions ahead of Brighton, while Huddersfield take on Reading in the Championship play-off final at Wembley, live on Sky Sports on Monday.

The shortlist was chosen by our expert panel, which included Sky Sports pundits Paul Merson and Peter Beagrie, Mike Riley – general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials, and Malcolm Clarke – chairman of the Football Supporters’ Federation.

Voting is open from 6am-7pm on Thursday and the winner will be announced at 10am on Friday.’

Who was your player of the season in the Championship? Vote now…’


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