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.
Gary Roberts - Chesterfield
Originally a member of the Anfield academy, Gary played in both the Welsh league and the English conference before a loan move to Ipswich led to a permanent deal with the Championship side. A regular fans’ player of the year during a successful spell with Huddersfield, he had a season with Swindon before joining Chesterfield last summer when he immediately endeared himself by scoring on his home debut.
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.
Reuben Reid - Plymouth
The striker signed on a season-long loan from Yeovil made a quiet start to his spell on the south coast, registering just three goals by the middle of November, but he then found a rich vein of form which saw him end the campaign with an impressive 20 goals. He has subsequently been voted as the Plymouth fans’ player of the season and the club’s official player of the year.
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