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Sky Bet Championship Team of the Season 2013/14

23 May 2014

The Football League has revealed the 2013/14 Sky Bet Championship Team of the Season, selected by pundits of BBC Sport's The Football League Show.

With the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final only a couple of days away - on Saturday 24th May - Manish Bhasin, Leroy Rosenior and Mark Clemmit looked back through the past 10 months to chose their Team of the Season.

And one player who will be appearing at Wembley has been called-up to the team, with Derby County youngster Will Hughes in midfield.

The Rams are facing Queens Park Rangers at the national stadium for a place in the Premier League, and five players from the two automatically promoted teams also made the cut.

Danny Drinkwater, Wes Morgan and Kasper Schmeichel, who all won the title with Leicester City, are in the squad, as is Burnley striker Danny Ings and defender Keiran Trippier.

The Sky Bet Championship Team of the Season

Goalkeeper: Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City)

Right-back: Kieran Trippier (Burnley)
Centre-back: Wes Morgan (Leicester City)
Centre-back: Matthew Upson (Brighton and Hove Albion)
Left-back: Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town)

Right-wing: Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic)
Centre-midfield: Danny Drinkwater (Leicester City)
Centre-midfielder: Will Hughes (Derby County)
Left-wing: Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest)

Striker: Ross McCormack (Leeds United)
Striker: Danny Ings (Burnley)

Subs:
Alex McCarthy (Reading)
Jason Shackell (Burnley)
Craig Bryson (Derby County)
Sam Vokes (Burnley)
David Nugent (Leicester City)

Hughes, 19, has been exceptional for the Rams considering his age, and netted for his side in the Play-Off Semi-Final with a clever flick from inside the box. His team-mate Craig Bryson, who scored 16 goals from midfield, can consider himself unlucky to have missed out, but he does make the bench.

With Ross McCormack - the Sky Bet Championships' top scorer - a unanimous vote for one of the two forward positions, it came down to a Burnley battle between Sam Vokes and Danny Ings. In the end, Ings prevailed.

Mark Clemmit said: "The fact that he was voted The Football League Player of the Year counts for a lot. Ings is just the sort of selfish predator that every team needs. He is bright, energetic, has a deep desire to win and then there's all his goals."

See the full line-up and read more comments from the expert by purchasing an official Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final programme via www.programmemaster.com.


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