Sheffield United midfielder Oliver Norwood has been voted by you as the 7th 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 Norwood is the 7th best player in the Football League. This is the first time that he has been on the Top 50 Players countdown.
What’s been astounding about the success about United is what they have been able to get out of their players. They have signed players who have been decent in the EFL but have never tore things up or really been the sort of player to make it onto this yet. But because of the coaching and tactics of Chris Wilder, many of these players have been changed into some of the best in the EFL. And we land at that sort of player again.
Norwood was never seen as a terrible player, in fact I don’t think you’d find many fans from his previous clubs Huddersfield Town, Brighton and Hove Albion and Reading who’d call him bad. But no one could have expected the level of performances he was able to put in for United this season. He was great on loan for the first half of the season and even though many players get worse after signing a permanent deal, Norwood only got better when he did that. He was able to make 44 appearances this season and even scored three goals.