Preston North End midfielder Alan Browne has been voted by you as the 31st 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 Browne is the 31st best player in the Football League. This is the first time that he has been on the Top 50 Players countdown.
We talked about this when Alex Neil was voted as the 13th Best Manager in the EFL but not many expected Preston to do as well as they did this year following the departure of Simon Grayson. What Neil did was get the most out of his players and one of those that really did excel this year was Browne. A lot of the strength of this Preston team came from their central midfield and Browne was a big part of that.
Whether he was playing the standard central midfield role, playing as a defensive midfielder or behind the strike, Browne was a force to be reckoned with. In his 47 appearances for the club this season, he would score nine goals and made one assist which should show how important he was for the team throughout the year. The likes of Leeds United, Bristol City and Wolves certainly know of his quality after struggling to deal with him in matches against him this season.
Browne will hope to push Preston into the Sky Bet Championship play-offs next season.