Sheffield United duo and Sheffield Wednesday youngster among South Yorkshire nominees for EFL Awards

All five clubs in South Yorkshire are represented in the nominations for the EFL Awards
All five clubs in South Yorkshire are represented in the nominations for the EFL Awards
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Sheffield United have two players nominated for the League One player of the year prize at the EFL Awards.

Striker Billy Sharp and midfielder John Fleck are both on the three man shortlist for the divisional prize, up against Scunthorpe United's Josh Morris.

Sheffield Wednesday youngster George Hirst has been nominated for the LFE Championship Apprentice of the Year.

Hirst, son of Owls legend David Hirst, has been prolific at age group level for Wednesday and has also featured for England U18s, for whom he scored on Friday night.

He faces competition from Nottingham Forest's Ben Brereton and Lloyd Kelly of Bristol City.

League Two leaders Doncaster Rovers unsurprisingly also have two men in contention for the divisional player award. Striker John Marquis and veteran midfielder James Coppinger are up for the award along with Luton Town forward Danny Hylton.

Rovers club captain Andy Butler has been nominated for the PFA Player in the Community award along with Brighton and Hove Albion's Liam Rosenior and Portsmouth's Christian Burgess.

And Doncaster supporter Paul Mayfield has been shortlisted for the EFL Supporter of the Year.

Barnsley's Adam Hammill is on the shortlist for the Mitre Goal of the Year award for his goal in the League One play-off final win over Millwall last May.

Rotherham United complete a South Yorkshire sweep at the awards after being named North East and Yorkshire Checkatrade Community Club of the Year.

And the Millers could yet be named the EFL Community Club of the Year.

The awards will take place on Sunday, April 9, in London.

EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey said: "It’s been an exciting and action-packed 12 months for the EFL both on and off the pitch. There have been some incredible individual and team performances across the three divisions, entertaining the millions of fans who follow the EFL week in, week out.

“Off the pitch our clubs continue to have a positive and lasting impact in their local communities, using the power of football to deliver life-changing programmes and activities.

“The EFL Awards are a fantastic way to recognise the achievements of clubs, players, back room staff and fans and I would like to personally congratulate everyone who has been nominated and wish them all the best on the night itself.”