And now we come to our final award of the night, the Contribution to League Football award.
The 21-year-old’s superb form has not gone unnoticed and he is also now a member of Gareth Southgate’s England under-21 squad, with two international goals to his name already.
Ings has been almost unstoppable at times during the 2013/14 season, with his pace, movement and deadly finishing taking him to the 20-goal mark by the first weekend in January.
Burnley striker Danny Ings has made huge strides as a Sky Bet Championship player this season and his partnership with Sam Vokes is one of the main reasons why Burnley are enjoying a successful campaign and a push towards promotion.
And the winner is… Danny Ings.
Now we turn to the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Year award. The three nominees for this honour are Danny Drinkwater of Leicester City, Danny Ings of Burnley and Ross McCormack of Leeds United.
The 22-year-old midfielder is an imposing player in the middle of the park for the Bees and helps knit things together well for Mark Warburton’s men. The former Everton man is well regarded at Griffin Park by colleagues and supporters alike for his good attitude and consistent performances.
Adam Forshaw had a bright 2012/13 but this season he has pushed on to become one of the mainstays of Brentford’s bid to win promotion from Sky Bet League One.
And the winner is… Adam Forshaw.
Next up is the Sky Bet League One Player of the Year award. The three nominees for this prize are Adam Forshaw of Brentford, Kevin McDonald of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Alex Pritchard of Swindon Town.
Roberts has packed plenty of experience into his career, all of which is proving vital for Paul Cook’s men. As well as scoring some crucial goals, the winger also leads the Sky Bet League Two assists table and his know-how has guided Chesterfield to not just the top of the table but also a place at Wembley in the final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
Gary Roberts joined Chesterfield in the summer of 2013 from Swindon Town and he has been an inspirational figure in the Spireites’ bid to win promotion from Sky Bet League Two.
And the winner is… Gary Roberts.
The three nominees for the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Year award are Scott Hogan of Rochdale, Gary Roberts of Chesterfield and Sam Winnall of Scunthorpe United.
The Sky Bet Player of the Year awards for the three divisions of the Football League have been voted for by managers of the clubs in each division. Each manager was asked to list their top five players from this season in order, with the scores added up to get a short list and an overall winner.
Now we turn to the award for Sky Bet League Two Player of the Year.
Hughes made his debut at the age of 16 in November 2011 before really establishing himself in the 2012/13 season with a series of eye-catching displays in the Rams’ engine room. He has since progressed through the England youth system to reach the under-21 side, and Hughes was also named The Football League’s Young Player of the Month for November 2012.
One of the most talked about youngsters in the English game, Derby County midfielder Will Hughes has been a fixture in the first team for the last two seasons and he doesn’t even turn 19 until April.
And the winner is… Will Hughes.
This year’s nominees for the Young Player of the Year award are Will Hughes of Derby County, Liam Moore of Leicester City and Alex Pritchard of Swindon Town.
Currently a third of all players registered with Football League clubs are eligible to be considered for this award.
This award is presented to the best player in The Football League under the age of 21, or playing in the season in which he turns 21. It celebrates the emergence of youth throughout the League’s 72 clubs and has previously been won by the likes of Gareth Bale, Fabian Delph and Wilfried Zaha.
The next award of the evening is Young Player of the Year.
We are very shortly coming to the part of the night where we recognise the very best performers on the pitch as we honour the players of the year.
As well as an increase in participation, the Trust has expanded its key programmes by taking its mentoring project into two London boroughs, generating new schools provision and income, and increasing funding for the new estates inclusion project.
The Community Sports Trust has been a contributory factor in planning permission being granted for Brentford FC’s new community stadium. More than 14,000 people participate in the Trust’s projects, which use sport to inspire communities with a focus on participation, health, education and inclusion.
And the winner is… Brentford.
The award honours the community scheme that has best demonstrated success at engaging the local community in 2013.
They are Brentford, Derby County, Doncaster Rovers, Morecambe and Portsmouth.
Next up we recognise the Johnstone’s Paint Community Club of the Year and this year’s winner will come from a short list containing five regional winners.
And the winner is… Franck Moussa!
The winner of this award has been chosen from strikes by Paddy McCourt for Barsnley, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas for Bristol City, Franck Moussa for Coventry City, James Poole for Hartlepool United and Troy Deeney for Watford.