Shrewsbury Town midfielder Jon Nolan has been voted by you as the 17th best player in the EFL.
Over the last month, we have been gathering votes from you to find the best managers and players in the EFL. And after counting the votes, we have discovered you think that Nolan is the 17th best player in the Football League. This is the first time he has been on the Top 50 Players countdown.
There have been a lot of surprises all across the EFL this season. That’s why it’s been such a great year to be a fan, though some surprises like Sunderland’s complete nosedive will be nightmarish to some. Arguably, one of the biggest surprises was the rise of Shrewsbury. After years of just about escaping the drop from Sky Bet League One, many expected that this would be the year where they finally succumbed to relegation. However that wouldn’t be the case and Shrewsbury ended up in the play-offs after narrowly missing out on an automatic promotion spot.
And it was Nolan who was the driving factor in this upturn in form. Reuniting with head coach Paul Hurst after signing from Chesterfield in the summer, having previously worked together at Grimsby Town, he was a revelation in this league as he controlled games from the centre of midfield and made everyone else in his team better by simply giving them the best passes possible. He has made 50 appearances this season and has made an impact throughout, netting ten goals.
Nolan will now hope to lead Shrewsbury to a win and therefore promotion in their play-off final match against Rotherham United.