With the season drawing to a close, it will soon be time to start thinking about handing out the traditional end of season awards.
Blackburn Rovers are one side who are already starting to make preparations to do just that, with the club opening the vote for their Player of the Season award over the course of the weekend.
There will be plenty of contenders for the award at Ewood Park, including top scorer Adam Armstrong, influential midfield duo Stewart Downing and Lewis Travis, the solid central defensive partnership of Darragh Lenihan and Manchester City loanee Tosin Adarabioyo, and the ever-improving Ryan Nyambe at right-back.
Who should be Rovers' Player of the Season?
Given the number of contenders, this vote has the potential to be incredibly tight, something which already appears to have highlighted by the variety of response to the news of the vote opening on Twitter, with plenty of fans naming different nominations for the prize.
🏆 Player of the Year 2019/20
We all have our favourites … but who has been #Rovers’ standout performer this season?
— Blackburn Rovers (@Rovers) July 11, 2020
Here, we take a look at some of those reactions to see who those supporters are voting for, and the reasons behind those nominations.
Has to be Arma.The goals of Adam Armstrong have been spectacular, but more importantly his 12 in 24 games means #Rovers still contending for play-off place with three games left.
— Brian Glaister (@BGlaister1) July 11, 2020
Downing. Vision, ability, expertise. Need another year out of him to. Sweeten the deal #Rovers
— Blackburn Roverseas 🎥 (@roverseas) July 11, 2020
Lewis Travis. Without him we’re half the team – and have half the possession. Armstrong’s been the one-man highlight reel, and Lenihan – who’s really improved, especially in how he uses the ball once he wins it – deserves more shouts here as well.
— Matthew Gregory (@mattgregoryuk) July 11, 2020
Travis. He has such an impact on our team and the way we play. Sorely missed when he’s not in the team
— Hollie (@McDerples) July 11, 2020
— martin watkinson (@rovingwok) July 11, 2020
armstrong but Travis and Downing have been fantastic. I hope they continue to the next season in that form
— Blackburn Rovers 🇧🇷 (@RoversBrazil) July 11, 2020
Travis, Lenihan, Armstrong. In that order. Nyambe has develop a lot and has been great. Walton has done his job and I would love to see him as our player – same applies to Tosin.
— Pete (@petrivatanen) July 11, 2020
Surely everyone is voting Travis or Armstrong right?
— BrfcJms🥭 (@BrfcJms) July 11, 2020
Lewis travis or Stewart downing for me, they’ve been the most consistent throughout.
— bradley stirton (@BradleyStirton) July 11, 2020
Arma has been incredible, but Trav is the standout for me. Tigerish and drove the team on.
— Jay Lane (@JayR_Lane) July 11, 2020