We could quite easily name at least 20 names who could comfortably fit into this category! Whilst there are going to be some supporters who will feel their star man deserves a shout, we feel these five just get the edge for what impact they have had and achieved.

Notable mentions must go out to the likes of Fernando Forestieri of Sheffield Wednesday who narrowly misses the cut. We’ve wanted to highlight players who not only made an impact from the start of the season, but for those that joined during the campaign and gave their respective teams a big boost.

Therefore, sit back, relax and enjoy out look at the Top 5 Championship signings of the season. Should you want to give your opinion then please feel free to comment at the bottom of this page and let us know your opinions.

Andre Gray (Burnley)

This one is pretty obvious! For all we know, Burnley could have been promoted if he didn’t sign, remained at Brentford or went elsewhere, but the impact he has made simply cannot be unappreciated. His goals have kept Burnley in the automatic promotion race all season long after moving from Griffin Park in the first few months of the season. He quickly struck up a fine relationship with Sam Vokes as his strike partner, meaning he brings the best out of other players as well.

It is easy to name a few Burnley players in this category because they have confirmed their spot in the Premier League next season, but it is because of the impression that they have made. Sean Dyche gambled when signing Andre Gray, just like Aitor Karanka did when prizing Jordan Rhodes from Blackburn Rovers. It is believed that the Clarets paid £6million for Gray, and now they are in the moneybags of the Premier League, that seems like peanuts at this stage.

It will be very interesting to see how the 24-year-olds does in the Premier League. There is a real possibility that an England call-up could be not too far away as well. His pace is something to be desired and has installed fear into countless Championship defenders this season. His goals has paid his price tag back already, and he filled the void left by the likes of Charlie Austin and Danny Ings very nicely. The Championship Player of the Year simply has to be one of the signings of the season.

On the next page we praise one of Gray’s inspirational team-mates:

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I currently work as a Championship Research Analyst for Onside Analysis Ltd. In this role I provide match previews and reviews for every Championship game. I also delve into matches from all across the globe, gaining an insight into football from different leagues in different countries. I came into this role shortly after graduating from The University of Hull after studying BSc Sports Coaching & Performance. I am a Lincoln City fan and thankfully they're back in The72!!

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