League One's top 10 players as voted for by managers

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The list includes players from Brentford, Leyton Orient, Coventry City and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Football League have revealed the top ten players in League One as voted for by the league's managers. Each manager picked their top five players and the top 10 has been collated from that.

Here it is in ascending order:

10) Bakary Sako - Wolverhampton Wanderers

It's quite a surprise that Sako is still at the club. He was heavily linked with Fulham in the summer and deserves to be playing in a much higher quality league. He was one of the best players in the Championship last season and has continued to be a key performer for Wolves this season. He has scored 11 goals in 34 games so far this season.

9) Moses Odubajo - Leyton Orient

Perhaps an unknown quantity outside of League One, but part of a very hardworking Leyton Orient side that have had a great season so far. The 20-year-old is a pacey winger who has caused havoc for League One defences and has notched 10 goals this season.

8) Romain Vincelot - Leyton Orient

Another Orient player in the top ten, Vincelot is a box-to-box midfielder who has been an almost ever-present for Russell Slade's side. A solid midfielder who breaks up play well and is a great passer of the ball.

7) Callum Wilson - Coventry City

Wilson has certainly been the surprise package of the season. He had scored just three professional goals before the start of this season, but took the league by storm. He scored ten goals in the first eleven games and has continued to lead the line effectively even after the departure of strike partner Leon Clarke.

6) Ben Pringle - Rotherham United

Pringle has been the star performer for The Millers this season with some fantastic displays from the heart of midfield. They have a real talent on their hands and a player who is clearly determined and passionate about the game. Derby County may well be regretting letting him go.

5) Leon Clarke - Wolverhampton Wanderers 

Had a superb start to the season with Coventry City scoring 15 league goals before moving back to his first club; Wolverhampton Wanderers. Hasn't managed to continue his form at Molineux though, scoring just once since his return. Clarke has played for 15 clubs during his career and his mentality and immaturity has stopped him from progressing any further.

4) Britt Assombalonga - Peterborough United

Britt hit the ground running following his big money move from Watford in the summer. He scored four goals in his first four games and is currently on 19 league goals for the season. Only Sam Baldock has scored more in League One. Certainly set for a bright future in the game.

3) Kevin McDonald - Wolverhampton Wanderers

The third Wolves player in this list, and what a signing he has been since joining form Sheffield United in the summer. Controls the game from the middle of the park and is an imposing figure. Has been instrumental for Wolves this season, and Sheffield United have suffered from his departure.

2) Alex Pritchard - Swindon Town

The 20-year-old has been superb for Swindon this season since joining on loan from Tottenham Hotspur. Once linked with Barcelona and Real Madrid the attacking midfielder's pace and trickery has caused problems for the League One defences. May be near the Spurs first-team squad next season.

1) Adam Forshaw - Brentford

The winner of the Sky Bet League One player of the year was Brentford midfielder Adam Forshaw. Brentford have been consistently good this season and Forshaw as been at the heart of their impressive displays. The box-to-box midfielder has scored seven goals this season and has been a key player for The Bees since joining from Everton almost two years ago.

It's good to see so many of these players are in their early twenties and still have time to progress a lot further. No defenders or goalkeepers feature in the list though, with the midfielders and strikers more likely to catch the eye.

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Unlucky to miss out on the top ten:

Sam Baldock - Bristol City

The top goalscorer in the division for a side who has been struggling up until recently. Should be playing in a higher league.

Jay-Emmanuel Thomas - Bristol City

Again, has impressed a great deal for a team who have been staring over their shoulders all season with relegation looking a real possibility for the majority of the season.

Joe Garner - Preston North End

With 14 goals in all competitions in 2014 he is one of the leading goalscorers in the world this year. Has been instrumental in PNE's season with 22 goals overall.

Alan McCormack - Brentford

A consistent performer and great leader for The Bees capable of being effective in midfield and at right-back

 

 

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