The shortlist for Aston Villa player of the year candidates would have been very small.
Today has seen Aston Villa bow to common sense and decide to cancel the end of season player of the year event, after asking fans to vote for their player of the season recently.
The club currently sit at the bottom of the Premier League and very few of their players can honestly say they have put in their best performances on a consistent basis throughout the season.
"The club will not be holding its annual Player of the Year awards at the conclusion of this season. In the current circumstances, we are sure our supporters will understand."
Rightly so as well. The club are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table and have shown very little fight on the pitch in their attempts to survive.
But, with a gap in the market, who actually would have won the award?
If Aston Villa were to choose a player of the season who might be in the running?
Perhaps Jordan Ayew would be the man to pick up the gong.
Signed from Lorient in the summer the Ghanaian took a while to get settled at Villa Park but has shown flashes of excellence and is the club’s top-scorer this term.
Micah Richards would be another potential option. His performances have not been up to scratch but he has undoubtedly tried and the way he spoke to disgruntled Villa fans after a draw with Wycombe Wanderers in the FA Cup back in January was brave and deserves respect.
Some might say Idrissa Gana Gueye. The Senegalese international has made more interceptions in the Premier League than anyone else this season. But Villa fans will tell you that statistics might not paint a clear picture regarding this player.
If a Villa player really had to get player of the year this season it probably says a lot that the best candidate has only played 12 times for the club and hasn’t featured since November.
Jordan Amavi looked a top signing at left-back before picking up a knee injury on international duty.
If you had to give it to anyone then the French left-back might be the best option.
He performed well in the games he played this season but has not played enough to receive blame for what has been an atrocious campaign.