Date: 11th April 2017 at 2:06am
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Brighton’s Anthony Knockaert took the Championship Player of the Year award at Sunday’s EFL Awards ceremony in London.

Having more than played his part in helping Brighton to top spot in the table with the club gaining a two point advantage over Newcastle United in the battle for the title and automatic promotion, having helped us to victory at the weekend over Queens Park Rangers, Knockaert saw his season long efforts rewarded in London on Sunday as he picked up the Player of the Year gong.

He is the Championships highest scoring midfielder with a return of 13 goals so far this campaign and he took the gong ahead of Leeds United’s Chris Wood and Newcastle’s Dwight Gayle.

Speaking to the as he picked up his award, a delighted striker explained.

‘I am very happy that I have won the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season. I thank my team-mates for this and everyone connected with Brighton. The award means a lot to me and I am happy that I have achieved an award like this in my career. I will keep on working hard for the rest of the season and keep on doing what I have been doing.’