Still time to choose your Pompey player of the season

Ryan Taylor. Picture: Joe Pepler
Ryan Taylor. Picture: Joe Pepler

There’s still time for you to choose who deserves to be crowned The News/Sports Mail Pompey player of the season.

Voting has been taking place since Tuesday last week and we have been inundated with fans’ preferences.

Unsurprisingly there are a number of different names put forward by our readers to ensure the 2014-15 vote is a close one.

Jed Wallace, Joe Devera, Paul Robinson, James Dunne and Ryan Taylor, however, are those comfortably leading the way at present in no particular order, between them dominating supporters’ thoughts.

Yet with the deadline on Thursday, the opportunity remains for you to email us your candidate.

And the winner will take the trophy off Ricky Holmes, the midfielder having scooped last season’s honour.

Nowadays, of course, he is turning out for Northampton having left Fratton Park in January.

Still, there will be a new incumbent on Saturday when the prestigious trophy is handed over to a fresh face shortly before kick-off against York.

What’s more, the player selected will take his place alongside a gallery of Pompey favourites including Mark Hateley, Alan Biley, Linvoy Primus, Paul Walsh, Alan Knight, David James and Jamie O’Hara.

Those in strong contention for this year include Wallace, who has been voted by his fellow professionals in the PFA League Two Team of the Year.

With 17 goals from midfield, the 21-year-old’s form has interested Fulham, Wolves, Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton.

Devera has established himself as a reliable and consistent performer in the Blues defence this season.

Showing his versatility on occasions once again, he has made 42 appearances and registered a memorable goal against Stevenage.

Robinson was named as Pompey Players’ Player of the Season at last night’s end-of-season event.

Initially arriving on loan from Millwall, he has been an impressive performer whose injury absence has been felt since March.

The combative Dunne has added a steel to the centre of the Blues’ midfield, characteristics appreciated by the Fratton faithful.

Then there is Ryan Taylor following his 10 goals in 41 games, in addition to his often excellent hold-up play.

To register your player of the season vote, email by midday on Thursday.