Fulham Winger Delighted To Win Multiple Accolades At EFL Awards Night
Fulham winger Ryan Sessegnon was delighted to have been bestowed with three accolades during the EFL awards night on Sunday. The teenager has stood out with his performances for the Cottagers during the backend of the campaign, and this has since him being named the Championship Player of the Year ahead of Fulham’s Tom Cairney and Wolves’ Ruben Neves.
Meanwhile, Sessegnon also bagged the Championship’s young player of the season, and apprentice of the year awards to cap off an excellent second season with the Fulham first-team. Speaking about the achievement, he said: “I would never have thought I would win the young player or player of the season because there’s been some fantastic competition in the league this season, especially Ruben Neves at Wolves, James Maddison at Norwich, Cairney at Fulham.A lot of great players have played this season so to win those two awards is a special feeling.”
Sessegnon could have easily pursued a move to one of Manchester United or Tottenham Hotspur last summer, but he instead placed his loyalty towards the west London club, who are aiming to secure top-flight promotion. Despite the Cottagers’ unbeaten run in 2018, they find themselves a game and point behind second-placed Cardiff City, and the competition for the second automatic promotion spot may go down to the wire with Cardiff, Fulham and Aston Villa separated by just four points.
Regardless of this, the Championship was able to witness Wolves’ promotion to the top-flight. The west Midlands outfit now require just one point from the remaining matches to lift the title, but they will no doubt also have the aim of accumulating 100 points which have been done by only Reading (106) and Newcastle United (102) since the turn of the century. Wolves take on relegation candidates Bolton Wanderers in their next league outing.