Canaries star Maddison nominated for another award

PUBLISHED: 11:04 05 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:35 05 March 2018

James Maddison has been nominated for yet another award. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

James Maddison has been nominated for yet another award. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Norwich City talisman James Maddison has been nominated for yet another monthly Championship award.

For the second successive month the Canaries playmaker is on the shortlist for the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Bristol Street Motors Player of the Month award for the Championship, which has now been put to a public vote.

The 21-year-old has scored nine goals in 32 games in the league so far this season and is also credited with six assists. During February he scored a penalty during a 1-1 draw at Derby and crossed for Christoph Zimmermann to score with a header during a 2-2 draw at Wolves.

Maddison is up against Cardiff defender Sean Morrison, Preston midfielder Alan Browne, Middlesbrough’s speedy fgorward Adama Traore, Wolves attacker Ivan Cavaleiro and Sheffield Wednesday striker Lucas Joao.

Maddison started all five matches as the Canaries went unbeaten during February, winning 1-0 at home against Boro before successive draws against Derby, Ipswich, Wolves and Bolton.

The PFA’s nomination details state: “Maddison continues to catch the eye and win plaudits with his performances at Norwich City.

“The attacking midfielder ranked joint first in terms of chances created in the division in February as he added another goal and assist to add to his tally for the season.”

Voting closes at 8am on Wednesday, March 7 and the winner will be announced at 11am on the same day.

The England Under-21 international has already won the Sky Bet Championship Goal of the Month award, for spectacular strikes during 1-0 wins at Middlesbrough in September and Bristol City in January.

Maddison was beaten to January’s award by Fulham starlet Ryan Sessegnon and was also on the shortlist for the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month award for September, October and January this season.

In total Maddison has scored 10 goals and set up nine in 37 games in all competitions, leading to regular speculation linking him with Premier League clubs including Manchester City, Tottenham, Liverpool, West Ham and Leicester.

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