Leeds fans baffled as Roofe and Alioski receive POTY nominations

Kemar Roofe of Leeds and Kevin Long of Burnley in action during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Burnley and Leeds United at Turf Moor on September 19, 2017 in Burnley, England.

It has been a hugely disappointing season for Leeds United, and that is reflected in the reaction to the Player of the Year nominations announcement.

Ezgjan Alioski of Leeds United looks on after the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Millwall at Elland Road on January 20, 2018 in Leeds, England.

Several fans have been left baffled by Leeds' decision to include both Kemar Roofe and Gjanni Alioski amongst the nominees for the Player of the Season award.

It has been a hugely disappointing season for the Whites. After an incredible start which saw Leeds initially talked about as potential title contenders and a side that would, at least, better their performance from last year when they finished seventh, the wheels have come off in dramatic fashion.

Kemar Roofe of Leeds and Kevin Long of Burnley in action during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Burnley and Leeds United at Turf Moor on September 19, 2017 in Burnley, England.

Two wins in 2018 have helped send the Whites hurtling down the table at an alarming rate and they now find themselves 15 points off the play-off places with just three games to go. And with the side losing to Aston Villa on Friday night, it was probably not the right time for the club to announce those up for the award.

In a commendable gesture from Leeds, young fan Toby Nye joins both Pablo Hernandez and Samuel Saiz on the shortlist. But it is the other two names on the list that have left supporters confused.

Neil Taylor of Aston Villa is tackled by Ezgjan Alioski of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Villa Park on April 13, 2018 in...

Roofe and Alioski will be able to look back on their numbers this term and feel relatively pleased. Roofe has scored 10 league goals, while Alioski has scored six goals and provided five assists in the Championship.

Nevertheless, they are arguably two of the players that have tended to go missing when Leeds are up against it and can go through long spells without making a significant contribution. And with Bailey Peacock-Farrell proving hugely impressive since coming into the first-team in March, a number of fans are stunned that the incredibly inconsistent attacking pair are in the running.

Here is the best of the reaction...

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