Another exciting season in League One, with many teams either becoming shock promotion contenders or not living up to expectations, whilst the division also had a representative in the FA Cup semi-finals in Sheffield United.
Congratulations to Wolverhampton Wanderers and Brentford who have been promoted to The Championship and they will be joined by one of Leyton Orient, Rotherham, Preston North End or Peterborough, who will contest the play-offs. At the other end of the table, commiserations to Tranmere Rovers, Carlisle, Shrewsbury Town and Stevenage who were sadly relegated to League Two.
Final league table
Team of the Season
Player of the Season
Adam Forshaw – Brentford
Forshaw had a bright 2012/13 but this season he has pushed on to become one of the mainstays of Brentford’s bid to win promotion from Sky Bet League 1. The 22-year-old midfielder is an imposing player in the middle of the park for the Bees and helps knit things together well for Mark Warburton’s men, while also taking on extra responsibility as Brentford’s penalty-taker – four of his eight goals this season have come from the spot. The former Everton man is well regarded at Griffin Park by colleagues and supporters alike for his good attitude and consistent performances. After his eight goals and five assists this season, he will be a key player in trying to keep Brentford in The Championship next season.
2nd – Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
3rd – Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough)
Manager of the Season
Kenny Jackett – Wolverhampton Wanderers
There was always going to be pressure on Kenny Jackett to take Wolves back up to The Championship at the first time of asking, and after doing so in fantastic style, the former Millwall boss has his sights set on The Premier League. This season though, they have stormed to the League One title, finishing on (a divisional record) ? points. His side lost just one game of their last 21, leading to Jackett picking up the manager of the month award for March. He may not play the most attractive football in England, but the system, including the ‘French Connection’ upfront has worked. Jackett has succeeded beyond anyone’s imagination in a job that was seen as a very tough one to come into last summer.
2nd – Steve Evans (Rotherham United)
3rd – Nigel Clough (Sheffield United)
Goal of the Season
Cody McDonald vs Walsall
2nd – Franck Moussa vs Leyton Orient
3rd – Carl Winchester vs Swindon Town
Game of the Season
Wolverhampton Wanderers 6-4 Rotherham
Wolves scored two last-gasp goals to beat Rotherham in an incredible game and close in on the League One title.
Kenny Jackett’s side looked to be coasting as Nouha Dicko’s close-range double and a Dave Edwards strike saw them respond to Kieran Agard’s early headed opener. Agard’s second and Dicko’s hat-trick goal made it 4-2 after half-time, but the Millers levelled late on through Joe Skarz and Agard’s third. But a dramatic finale saw Sam Ricketts and Kevin McDonald shots earn victory. Read the full report here.
2nd – Oldham 5-4 Peterborough
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3rd – Gillingham 3-4 Rotherham
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Club-by-club Player of the Season
Bradford City: Gary Jones
Brentford: Adam Forshaw
Bristol City: Jay Emmanuel-Thomas
Carlisle United: Matty Robson
Colchester United: Tom Eastman
Coventry City: Callum Wilson
Crawley Town: Joe Walsh
Crewe Alexandra: Matt Tootle
Gillingham: Leon Legge
Leyton Orient: Moses Odubajo
Milton Keynes Dons: Dele Alli
Notts County: Alan Sheehan
Oldham Athletic: Gary Harkins
Peterborough: Britt Assombalonga
Port Vale: Chris Neal
Preston North End: Joe Garner
Rotherham United: Ben Pringle
Sheffield United: Harry Maguire
Shrewsbury Town: Jon Taylor
Stevenage: Luke Freeman
Swindon Town: Alex Pritchard
Tranmere Rovers: Ryan Lowe
Walsall: Sam Mantom
Wolverhampton Wanderers: Bakary Sako
The 2014-15 Sky Bet League One campaign starts on 9th August. If you disagree with any of the awards, please feel free to let me know who you think deserved a mention in the comments below!