It’s no surprise that five of the six leading contenders for the Fans’ Player of the Year award in League Two come from the clubs who won promotion to League One. Antoni Sarcevic makes up the bottom tier’s super six as he and Fleetwood Town look forward to a Wembley date with Burton in Monday’s play-off final.
Tommy Lee - Chesterfield
Keeper Tommy was a junior player with Manchester United and helped the club’s reserve team win the ‘quadruple’ in 2005 before moving on to pastures new, but not so far away, with Macclesfield. After a brief loan spell with Rochdale, he joined Chesterfield in 2008 and has been a firm fans’ favourite; being voted the club’s player of the year two seasons running.
Michael Rose - Rochdale
A former England semi professional international, Michael has certainly been round the block as a pro, and was a consistent performer for Yeovil, Stockport, Swindon and Colchester before joining Rochdale in February 2013. He made over 40 appearances this season, contributing a few vital goals in the process, as Dale celebrated promotion to League One.
Antoni Sarcevic - Fleetwood Town
Having progressed through the Manchester City youth system from the age of seven to 15, Antoni signed for Crewe in 2010 before joining non league Chester, during which time he represented England C. His performances for Chester earned him a return to the Football League with Fleetwood and he will never forget his first league hat-trick in a 5-4 win against Mansfield last November.
Ian Henderson - Rochdale
Ian’s professional career has certainly not been without its ups and downs having come through the youth system at Norwich, for whom he represented in the Premier League. After spells with Northampton and Luton, and a six month stint in Turkey with Ankaragücü, he again found his feet England with Colchester before moving to Spotland where he has been a revelation this season.
Sam Winnall - Scunthorpe United
Sam has certainly lived up to the promise he showed as a youngster at Wolves before a series of loan spells led him to Scunthorpe where his goals and performances have made him a fans’ favourite. He led the race for the division’s golden boot for much of the season – ending the campaign with 23 league goals - and was among the nominees for League Two player of the year at the Football League awards.
Scott Hogan - Rochdale
Scott’s career has gone full circle in a short space of time since he was originally released by Rochdale without making a first team appearance in May 2011. After spells in the non league with the likes of Stockbridge and Hyde he returned to Rochdale last summer and has been scoring goals for fun this term – including two hat tricks in the space of three weeks as Dale get ready for life in League One.
Voting is now open for the League Two FTBpro PFA Fans' Player of the Year award and fans can cast their votes at http://www.football.co.uk/pfa-fans-player-of-the-month/index.shtml