Promotion-chasing Barnsley dominate the Professional Footballers’ Association League One Team of the Year 2019.
The Tykes, currently in second place, have five players in the select eleven, three more than league leaders Luton Town.
Goalkeeper Adam Davies, defenders Dimitri Cavare and Ethan Pinnock, midfield playmaker Alex Mowatt and sixteen goal striker Kieffer Moore are all included.
Luton’s two representatives are nineteen-year-old full-back James Justin and forward James Collins. The latter scored his twenty-fourth league goal of the season in the 2-2 draw against AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday night and is the divisions leading scorer.
Playoff chasing Portsmouth have colossal defender Matt Clarke and fourteen goal winger Jamal Lowe in the PFA selection, while Sunderland, also in the hunt for promotion, see influential and experienced winger Aiden McGeady included.
The line up is completed by Doncaster Rovers forward John Marquis who has netted an impressive nineteen times as the South Yorkshire club has maintained a strong challenge for the playoffs.
Fifth-placed Charlton Athletic are the only side in the top six with no representation in the team.
The players will be honoured at the PFA’s annual awards ceremony in London on Sunday, April 28.
PFA League One Team of the Year 2019: Adam Davies (Barnsley); Dimitri Cavare (Barnsley), Ethan Pinnock (Barnsley), Matt Clarke (Portsmouth), James Justin (Luton); Aiden McGeady (Sunderland), Alex Mowatt (Barnsley), Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth); James Collins (Luton), John Marquis (Doncaster), Kieffer Moore (Barnsley)
There can be little argument that once again the players have got the team about right, apart from the omission of Lyle Taylor and perhaps the predominance of Barnsley players over leaders Luton Town.
Charlton fans will be up in arms their talented frontman failed to make the cut despite twenty goals and nine assists so far this season.
It does seem that for some reason Taylor is not rated as highly as the Charlton fans by some of his peers.
Luton fans will also no doubt ask why if Barnsley are so good they currently trail them by three points?
The explanation her is perhaps more transparent and lies in Barnsley’s defensive record.
The Tykes have the meanest back line in the league and recognised by their keeper and two defenders making the eleven bolstering their numbers to five.