Sessegnon sweeps the board at EFL awards

Ryan Sessegnon swept the board at the EFL Awards after a stunning season with Fulham.

The 17-year-old, who has scored 14 goals this season, became the first player from outside the top flight to be nominated for the PFA young player of the season award.

In addition to being named in the team of the season and the club-developed XI, he was named as the Championship’s player of the season and apprentice of the year and the Football League’s young player of the season.

“I just want to play in the Premier League with Fulham,” said Sessegnon, who beat team-mate Tom Cairney and Wolves’ Ruben Neves to win the main award.

“We are on an incredible run this season and I want to continue that and hopefully we can push into the Premier League.

“Hopefully we can do it automatic but if not then we will do our best in the play-offs.”

Meanwhile, the special project award went to QPR’s Game for Grenfell in September, organised to raise money for those affected by the horrific tower block fire.