Vote for your News/Sports Mail Pompey player of the year

Ricky Holmes, accompanied by daughter Brooke, is awarded last season's The News/Sports Mail Pompey player of the year award by News sports writer Steve Wilson
Ricky Holmes, accompanied by daughter Brooke, is awarded last season's The News/Sports Mail Pompey player of the year award by News sports writer Steve Wilson
Conor Chaplin could start againsyt Plymouth. Picture: Joe Pepler

Pompey v Plymouth: pre-match talking points

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IT’S TIME to vote for your Pompey player of the season.

We need you to decide which of the Blues players will collect The News’ prestigious crown for the 2014-15 campaign.

The long-running title stretches back to 1968, when it was first won by Ray Pointer.

Last season it was Ricky Holmes who was voted the top performer by the Fratton faithful.

Now the distinctive trophy looks set to be handed over to a new face on the final day of the campaign against York.

It’s been another tough and largely disappointing season for Blues fans, as their side have failed to challenge for League Two promotion.

But there has been a number of strong performers across a tumultuous nine months.

Jed Wallace will be expected to challenge strongly for the title, after an exciting season has seen him earmarked for greater things.

Wallace has bagged 16 goals, as well as providing a steady stream of assists for his team, as he has added consistency to match his undoubted talent.

That form seems certain to ensure he’ll be playing at a higher level, with a host of suitors for his services.

But Wallace isn’t the only contender to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Alan Knight, Mark Hateley, David James, Linvoy Primus, Jamie O’Hara and Paul Walsh.

Paul Robinson has been a pillar of strength at the back since arriving from Millwall.

Robinson has been a reliable and solid performer as he played 38 games after stepping down from Championship level.

Paul Jones has been a constant presence between the sticks, turning out for all of Pompey’s 49 games so far.

Gosport teenager Jack Whatmough has properly established himself, too, with 24 outings underlining his promise.

Ryan Taylor’s fine end-of-season form will also not have gone unnoticed by many Pompey fans.

The same could be said of Joe Devera’s reliable efforts across 41 outings.

To register your player of the season vote, all you have to do is email your choice to sport@thenews.co.uk by midday on Thursday, April 30.