After returning to the club where he started his career, Andy has more than justified the old adage that ‘there is no substitution for experience’. A fair dose of ability helps too, and that has never been in short supply as the Forest playmaker continues to weave his midfield magic. His wand of a left foot has created many chances for teammates this season, and produced plenty of goals for himself along the way.8. Craig Bryson - Derby County
Scottish international Craig has been an absolute inspiration for Derby this season as the Rams look to secure promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs. The epitome of what we call a ‘box-to-box player’, the former Clyde and Kilmarnock player has scored goals galore during a fantastic campaign, including two hat-tricks against Millwall and, more recently and famously, against local rivals Nottingham Forest.9. Danny Ings - Burnley
Burnley fans were disappointed when they lost former favourite Charlie Austin to QPR, but Danny has gratefully taken on the mantle of Turf Moor goal hero during a prolific season. Before a recent ankle injury, he had already broken through the 20-goal barrier and his devastating partnership with Sam Vokes (the Suarez-Sturridge of the Championship) has played such a major role in the Clarets charge to the Premier League.10. Ross McCormack - Leeds United
Off the field, it has been a nightmare season for the Yorkshire club but, on the field, it has been a sensational one for leading scorer Ross who was made club captain in January. He has become a talismanic figure at Leeds and his goalscoring exploits have made him an Elland Road hero. The first Leeds player to score four away goals in a match for 87 years, he already has a place in club history...and 28-goal haul to show for his efforts. 5. 1.
11. Chris Martin - Derby CountyMartin underlined his importance to a Rams’ side pushing for promotion under Steve McClaren with his 21st goal of the season in the 2-1 win at Brighton in the first leg of the play-off semi final. The former Norwich player has been the focal point of a Derby attack with the best goalscoring record in the division and he has grown in stature and confidence as a successful season has unfolded.
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