Monday, 27 April 2009

Championship Team of the Year

Prolific striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, winger Michael Kightly and defender Richard Stearman make the side, while Swansea, Cardiff and Coventry contribute two players each.

Coventry goalkeeper Keiren Westwood earns his place for an impressive season with Chris Coleman’s side, who have relied on his performances to keep them out of the relegation picture.

Westwood’s City team-mate Daniel Fox takes the left-back spot, and while Sheffield United’s Kyle Naughton is named at right-back.

Stearman, Wolves’ England Under-21 international, was named alongside Cardiff’s Roger Johnson in the centre of defence. Stearman formed an excellent partnership with Michael Mancienne during the Chelsea’s defender’s loan stay at Molineux, and the pair could be reunited at in Stuart Pearce’s squad for this summer European Championships.

Kightly, Wolves’ most creative player, was an automatic selection in the midfield and will be one to watch in the Premier League next season.

Reading’s Stephen Hunt, who was already made an impact at the highest level, was also included while Jordi Gomez, of Swansea, and Cardiff’s Joe Ledley fly the Welsh flag.

Ledley is perhaps the most highly-rated player in the Championship, and will be the subject of interest this summer if Cardiff are not promoted.

In attack, Ebanks-Blake, the Championship’s leading scorer, is partnered by Jason Scotland, the powerful Swansea forward who has also broken the 20-goal barrier.

Championship Team of the Year: Keiren Westwood (Coventry), Daniel Fox (Coventry), Richard Stearman (Wolves), Roger Johnson (Cardiff), Kyle Naughton (Sheffield United), Michael Kightly (Wolves), Jordi Gomez (Swansea), Joe Ledley (Cardiff), Stephen Hunt (Reading), Jason Scotland (Swansea), Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (Wolves).


Thomas Rooney said...

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