Monday, 22 June 2009

Championship Right Midfielder of the Year

Champ Corner's Steven Woodgate continues his investigation into the Championship team of the year by focusing on the right wing spot.

These players have performed very well for their teams this season, and their influence has been essential for the team's outcome. Without these players, their clubs would be lost.

Tommy Smith

Smith probably had one of his best seasons this term as he finished the 2008.09 season with 17 league goals and made nine assists. Statistically he was named the Championship's top midfielder and was voted the clubs player of the season for the second year running.

Now 29 years old, he would be a perfect right midfielder for any club but this man has a deep lying love for Watford and it would be very difficult for him ever to leave.

Jordi Gomez

This Spaniard joined the revolution down at Swansea and been extremely impressive. Now departed manager Roberto Martinez was keen to extend the midfielder's stay at Swansea however, after the season he had he is destined on bigger things. A move to Scottish giants Celtic is on the cards.

He was a product of FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol's youth ranks and has bags of ability. Gomez's winning goal against fierce rivals Cardiff City will always be memorable for the fans.

Jamal Campbell-Ryce

This midfielder certainly has its followers, as there was a rumour that now departed Reading manager Steve Coppell was going to make a move on the speedy winger. He wrote his name into Barnsley folklore with a simply stunning goal at Hillsborough to sink Sheffield Wednesday; he also scored the winner in a 2-1 win over Plymouth that kept his side in the Championship.

The Jamaican international may be looking up the division and any team with promotion credentials should take a gamble on Jamal.

Wade Elliott

The man's goal ensured that Burnley would be playing Premier League football next term after a stunning curled shot goal in the playoff final was enough to beat Sheffield United.

He has been one of the constant performers for Burnley this term and hi has slotted brilliantly into a team that consists of Robbie Blake and Chris Eagles. Often Elliott's performance has kept Eagles on the bench; he will do well in the top flight.

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