Watford striker Matej Vydra nominated for Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards
Watford striker Matej Vydra has been nominated for both the Championship Player of the Year and the Football League's Young Player of the Year awards.
The Hornets forward has scored 20 goals in the Championship this season including a golden patch between December and January when the 20-year-old bagged 10 in seven matches.
In the Championship Player of the Year category, Vydra is nominated alongside Blackpool’s Tom Ince and Crystal Palace’s Glenn Murray.
The Young Player of the Year award meanwhile, given to the best young player across the whole of the Football League, sees Vydra up against Ince and Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha.
Richard Heaselgrave, Chief Commercial Officer at The Football League, said: “The Football League Awards are a great way to celebrate the work that goes on behind the scenes at each club, as well as the action that has taken place on the pitch each week.
“To make these shortlists is a real achievement. I would like to wish all those nominated the best of luck and we look forward to announcing the winners.”
Previous winners of the Championship award include Phil Jagielka (2006), Kevin Phillips (2008) and Kevin Nolan (2010).
The shortlists were drawn up based on votes from managers in the respective divisions and the winners will be announced on Sunday.