Four members of the Brighton & Hove squad are included in the team, while three players of Rafa Benitez’s side make the selection
TEENAGE sensation Ryan Sessegnon makes the team sheet for the Championship Team of the Year, alongside four members of the Brighton squad.
The 16-year-old has been a revelation in England’s second-tier this season, where the Fulham left-back has established himself as one of the most exciting prospects in Europe.
He has featured in 27 games for the Cottagers in all competitions since making his debut in August, and has chipped in with an impressive seven goals.
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Meanwhile four players of the Seagulls’ promotion side have been included, featuring the Championship Player of the Year Anthony Knockaert.
The French midfielder has thrived at playing at the AMEX Stadium since making the switching Standard Liege for the south coast, where he has netted 15 times.
His team-mates – goalkeeper David Stockdale and defenders Lewis Dunk and Bruno are included, while three players of Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle United team make the selection.
Top scorer Dwight Gayle who has found the back of the net 22 times leads the line next to Leeds United’s Chris Wood, while Magpies duo Jonjo Shelvey and Jamaal Lascelles are included.
Completing the team is Sessegnons’s Fulham team-mate Tom Cairney and Huddersfield’s central midfielder Aaron Mooy.
Sheffield United’s title-winning side dominate the League One Team of the Year, as five players make the starting 11.
England’s top goal scorer in the top four divisions – Billy Sharp with 27 strikes, is up top with Bury’s James Vaughan, while fellow Blades stars Simon Moore, Kieron Freeman and midfielders Mark Duffy and John Fleck are included.
Bolton Wanderers can join United in promotion this weekend, and their two star defenders, David Wheater and Mark Beevers also make the grade.
The final three places go to Scunthorpe’s Josh Morris – who has netted an astonishing 19 goals from midfield, Walsall’s Erhun Oztumer and Bradford City left-back James Meredith.
The Sky Bet League Two Team of the Year boasts a selection of the promoted sides, as seven players from Doncaster Rovers, Plymouth Argyle and Portsmouth are included.
Duncan Ferguson’s Rovers’ side have top scorer John Marquis and James Coppinger representing them, while Argyle trio Luke McCormick, Sonny Bradley and Graham Carey are included alongside Pompey’s Christian Burgess and Enda Stevens.
The final places go to Blackpool’s Kelvin Mellor, Carlisle’s Nicky Adams, Cambridge midfielder Luke Berry and Luton Town striker Danny Hylton.