Striker nominated for top individual prize.

The shortlists for the 2017 EFL Awards have been revealed as clubs, players and fans come together to recognise the stars of 2016/17 across all three divisions and 14 different categories. 

The best of the EFL will be honoured, with awards for players, managers and supporters, as well as worthy recognition of some of the great work being undertaken by clubs and the Trusts in communities up and down the country.

Leeds United’s talisman Chris Wood is one of three players shortlisted for the hotly contested Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season, the striker has been a formidable force this season and currently tops the goal scoring chart with 24 league goals.

Newcastle United’s Dwight Gayle who trails Wood in the goal-scoring charts has also been nominated for the award, along with Brighton & Hove Albion’s Anthony Knockaert, the division’s highest scoring midfielder.

Shaun Harvey, EFL Chief Executive, said: "It’s been an exciting and action-packed 12 months for the EFL both on and off the pitch. There have been some incredible individual and team performances across the three divisions, entertaining the millions of fans who follow the EFL week in, week out.

“Off the pitch our clubs continue to have a positive and lasting impact in their local communities, using the power of football to deliver life-changing programmes and activities.

“The EFL Awards are a fantastic way to recognise the achievements of clubs, players, back room staff and fans and I would like to personally congratulate everyone who has been nominated and wish them all the best on the night itself.”

The annual awards take place in London on Sunday 9th April. For more details on all nominations visit: www.eflawards2017.co.uk