Lewis Cook has been recognised following his brilliant season for Leeds United.
The news was announced on their official Twitter account on Wednesday, with the 18-year-old up against Millwall’s Fred Onyedinma and Charlton Athletic’s Joe Gomez.
Cook has been nothing short of sensational for Leeds this season, playing a vital role in the recent resurgence under manager Neil Redfearn and always one of the first names on the team-sheet when fit and available.
The teenager only made his senior Leeds debut this season but he has gone on to appear 36 times for the club, looking every inch a star in the making.
Leeds have given a number of young players a chance this season and have benefitted as a result, with Cook joined by the likes of Alex Mowatt and Charlie Taylor in impressing on a consistent basis.
Whether or not Cook wins the prestigious award on April 19, he looks set for a glorious career at Elland Road.