Left backs are often a good outlet for attacks and defending, getting up and down the pitch is not easy but these four candidates have been the pick of a good bunch and all have had excellent seasons, for one reason or another.
Somehow Armstrong's first team opportunities were rather limited at Sheffield United, so Steve Coppell spent £500,000 for the left back's signature. Originally, he had a tough task in replacing Nicky Shorey but he easily rose to the challenge and was named fans' player of the season.
He was consistently Reading's best player and has been very dependable, even chipping in with a stunning goal against Watford.
The Coventry City youngster has been banging on the door of the England Under 21 squad after a very impressive season. Impressive enough that Newcastle United, when in the Premier League, made firm interest in Fox to sort out their defensive woes.
Mature head on young shoulders, Fox has committed himself to the Sky Blues as he wants first team football.
The Birmingham City defender used all of his know how and experience to guide his side back to the Premier League at the first time of asking. He was voted the fans' player and Birmingham Mail's player of the season after a string of good performances.
He was one manager Alex McLeish turned too in inspiring his team. Queudrue attitude was always known and a certain blonde streak in his hair helped fans identify his differences of attitude compared to the other players.
The Sheffield United youngster still may be a bit of a novice when it comes to playing in the Championship, but his performances are anything like the ones in the playoffs this season he will certainly by one to catch the eye next term.
He was on loan at Northampton Town earlier in the season but impressive games from January onwards shows how good this youngster is.
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