Bristol City's 2022/23 season still has eight games to go, but already plans are in place for the various mend-of-season awards, by the club and its supporters.
The Bristol City Supporters Trust opened the voting on March 20, and already more than 3,000 votes have been cast in the various categories. The Men's Player of the Year award has been voted on by supporters for the last 50 years, and is the ultimate honour to have as a Robins player. All players are eligible, and fans can make their own judgement on who they think has been the best performer.
Up for the Men's Young Player of the Season are; Harvey Wiles-Richards, Marlee Francois, Sam Bell, Omar Taylor-Clarke, Alex Scott, Tommy Conway. Several players have either been involved in the first-team or played well for the Under-21's, who are battling once more for top spot in the Professional Development League.
Fans can also vote in the 'Champagne Moment of the Season' which is in relation to something such as a great goal, great save or a memorable incident. City hadn't scored from outside the box until March, so you might have to go for a possession based goal in that category, or maybe something completely different.
From a season of covering City, here's who BristolWorld should win each award. Let us know if you agree with our opinion, or if you think differently.
Player of the Season: Zak Vyner
Last season, Andi Weimann was the obvious choice, as he was prolific and was enjoying a career best season. The goals have been shared around this season, and we're predicting that it could go from an attacker to a defender for the award.
Vyner, who is out-of-contract at the end of the season, is a massive contender for the gong. He should be applauded given last summer, some including ourselves would have been tipping him for an exit. His last match he played in was against Swansea and 12 months on from his last visit to South West Wales, it's a completely different picture for him and his hopes at City.
The 25-year-old has been a consistent figure in the back line this season, playing in a back three and a back four. He has kept 11 clean sheets in 37 Championship matches this season, and whilst a goal has alluded him, he does have two assists in the current campaign.
Young Player of the Season: Alex Scott
No longer the best kept secret in the Championship, it will be a tough ask to keep Scott at the Gate this summer, but you've just got to enjoy whatever time he has left, though an exit isn't confirmed. Before a ball was kicked, Pearson called for cautiousness when managing expectations around Scott, but once again he has delivered. He may not have the goals he scored last year but he's already been involved in more goals, and there are regular showreels being made of him, which includes some neat bits of skill.
Scott does have fierce competition from Bell and Conway however, who have both enjoyed breakout campaigns. Conway is set to come back from a two-month lay-off but before that, he was the top scorer at City, and won an EFL award for his exploits in September.
As for Bell, he had a good month in January, delivering some great appearances in the FA Cup, and has since become a prominent member of the first-team squad. You have to take in to consideration his goal scoring for the Under-21's too, and he can be happy with the campaign he's had.
Champagne Moment of the Season: Nigel Pearson's dancing.
Alright, Weimann's goal against Blackpool was good, but Pearson's dancing against Hull City was brilliant. It was missed in side the ground, but when fans tuned in to the EFL highlights programme on ITV, they were shocked to see Pearson doing a little dance near the dugout after Nahki Wells had put his side ahead.
Pearson's dancing was the biggest indicator of where the club is at right now, which is in a better place with everyone singing on the same hymn sheet. Form has dipped in recent weeks yes, but whilst a play-off push looks unlikely, there's some optimism around the place for next season.
The club's end of season dinner on Thursday, May 4th, four days before their final match of the season with QPR on Monday, May 8. You can still cast your votes for the Men and Women's team, with voting extended by a week, and the deadline is midnight on April 3. You can register your votes here if you haven’t already.