Twitter reacts: Newcastle, Leeds and Brighton fans respond to Gayle, Wood & Knockaert nominations

It was announced yesterday that Newcastle’s Dwight Gayle, Leeds United’s Chris Wood and Brighton’s Anthony Knockaert were nominated for the EFL’s Championship Player of the Year award.

While it’s fair to say that all three players would be worthy winners, each playing a monumental role in their club’s successes this season, football fans soon took to twitter to voice their thoughts on the three-man shortlist.

We found a real mix of responses, with a surprising number of fair, valid and insightful points being made from a combination of Newcastle, Leeds and Brighton fans.

So, without further adieu, here’s some of the tweets we found:

In my humble opinion, Gayle would have won the award if he had stayed fit. An injury free Dwight Gayle quite possibly nets 30 goals this season – a tally that would have all but guaranteed him the award.

Knockaert has been outstanding and is without doubt one of the leagues most talented players, but I expect the award to go to Leeds’ Chris Wood for outstanding season he’s had.

His 24 goals have propelled Leeds up the table, being made all the more impressive given they were tipped equally for relegation as they were for promotion at the start of the season.

Let’s hope Gayle can clinch it, but it’s fair to say any three of the nominee’s would be worthy winners.

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