Sheffield news Player of the year contenders Toffolo, Koroma, O'Brien and Hogg analysed PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Our regular podcast duo make the case for some of the leading runners and riders for the annual gong to help you make up your mind if you haven't already cast your vote

Sheffield news Player of the year contenders Toffolo, Koroma, O'Brien and Hogg analysed PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Our regular podcast duo make the case for some of the leading runners and riders for the annual gong to help you make up your mind if you haven't already cast your vote

Sheffield news  Player of the year contenders Toffolo, Koroma, O'Brien and Hogg analysed PremierLeague-News.Com
13 May 2021 - 10:46

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The voting for your Player of the Year is now open – but who are the leading contenders? As part of the end of season review on our Huddersfield Town podcast Ooh To Be A…, Steven Chicken and Opta analyst David Hartrick took a look at the runners and riders for this year’s award – and we’ll include the link to the voting form towards the bottom of the page if you’ve not already cast your vote. (Or you can click here) You can subscribe to the podcast via Apple Podcasts , on Spotify , or wherever you get your podcasts by searching for "Ooh To Be A" - and you can also listen on the player below. Harry Toffolo Hartrick: “For the first couple of months of this season he was really really good and his role had changed. “He had been the out-and-out adventurous option and it became clear to us fairly early on that Pipa was going to step in and do the false 10 role and Toffolo was going to be tasked with being slightly more defensive. “But he was just brilliant for that first couple of months: Mr Consistent, never made a mistake, never does anything wrong, never below a 7/10. “The problem was he was quite obviously carrying that injury for a while because he did drop off and it’s clearly an injury that affected him at the highest range of his energy. “It did feel like his energy dropped and when he got that red card against Luton it felt like it was ultimately quite a good thing in a way because he’d barely missed a minute since he joined the club…” Chicken: “He’s barely missed a minute since he joined Lincoln!” Hartrick: “He came back before the end of the season, and he’s now going to get a bit more rest over pre-season. “If he’s fit I’m positive he’s going to start every available game next season.” Yorkshire Football App - Town Yorkshire Live has launched a new dedicated football app to bring you the one stop shop for all Huddersfield Town news. Football Yorkshire brings you the latest transfer developments, live match coverage, injury updates and all the daily news from the John Smith's Stadium. You can customise the app to your own preferences and stay across everything you need to know, while joining the debate with Town fans in our comments section. Download the app by clicking here Josh Koroma Chicken: “It’s a strange one because he’s obviously missed over half the season but he’s also been the top scorer. He’s been, at times, borderline unplayable. “Even when he was injured he was still their leading player in terms of number of shots and shots on target, and from just 20 starts and one appearance off the bench he’s scored 8 goals. “I think people forget almost that I don’t think anyone expected quite this level out of him. I think there was a quiet hope that he might be able to step up and get some way towards replacing Karlan Grant, but I don’t think anyone expected he would step into those shoes and find the same kind of form Karlan Grant had. “He’s scored 7 goals in his last 12 appearances and that included the four month spell out, where he’s come back and not looked like he’s missed a beat. “He’s been such an important player for Town this season and you can’t overlook the important of some of the goals he’s scored that have made a crucial difference for Town. “He really had made the difference between relegation and not in terms of his goals and that will be important to a lot of people regardless that he’s missed over half the season.” Hartrick: “You sit there now thinking about him next season supplemented with a few around him in the squad and he could genuinely be another breakout player at Huddersfield Town as Lewis O'Brien and Karlan Grant have been. “He’s one to genuinely be excited about.

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. “But when he grasped it he’s finished the season with three and a half months of being the Lewis O'Brien we know and love. “It’s difficult to say that anyone has put together a perfect season but he looks like Lewis O'Brien again and that has been hugely important at the back end of this season to help get Town over the line.” Chicken: “I think the turning point was the Bristol City game at the end of January. That was the game where he seemed to be back at his best. “Then that Brentford game was the one where you went ‘ah, he’s probably going to go this summer’. To play like that against a team of that quality who are potentially heading for the Premier League and to have been easily the best player on the pitch, that was the game where you think he’s not just too good for Huddersfield Town at this point, he’s probably too good for this division.” Hartrick: “If he goes he’s going for serious money and if he stays you’ve got a player at the very upper end of the talent scale of this division.” Chicken: “He’s easily, for me, been their best player in the second half of the season, by a mile.” Jonathan Hogg Chicken: “I think Jonathan Hogg’s peaks have not been as high as Koroma’s or Toffolo’s in the first half of the season, or O’Brien in the second half of the season, but I think if you’re looking at the season as a whole he has been a good player throughout. “He had a particularly excellent spell in November-December. He was just absolutely running games.” Hartrick: “His stats were just off the charts – he was something like the highest-passing midfielder in the division.” Chicken: “Yeah, so accurate, so unerring. He’s worn the captain’s armband for most of the season and he’s rarely had poor games. “He’s had a couple of off games at the very very end of the season but by and large he’s been perhaps Town’s best player in that over the course of the season he’s been better than most of his teammates in most of the games. “He’s 32 now and still playing at the level we’ve gone to expect of him if not a bit better. He’s added to his game too, and I think he looks more comfortable on the ball. “Maybe we have overlooked his work on the ball in the past but I think people have noticed it this season and I think he’s got a very very strong case for player of the year this year. “And he scored a header this season as well!” Hartrick: “He’s started every game he’s been available for and he’s a vital part of this team. He has adapted and evolved.” Read More Related Articles Huddersfield Town Player of the Year 2020/21 - cast your vote Read More Related Articles Huddersfield Town's ambitions, Premier League loans and defensive trouble: Five conclusions

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