Brentford striker Ivan Toney was among the six nominees after a sensational campaign saw him net 31 times, getting 10 assists as The Bees went on to secure promotion to the Premier League. His record-breaking goal tally earned him the second tier's Golden Boot.
Despite missing out on this award, Ivan has already collected a number of other individual prizes in the past month. These include Football League World Fans’ Championship Player of the Season, Irish Bees Player of the Year and EFL Player of the Year at the London Football Awards.
He was also one of three Bees players that appeared in the PFA Sky Bet Championship Team of the Year, alongside Rico Henry and Ethan Pinnock. He was also named in the Championship Team of the Season by WhoScored.com and The Sun.
The other nominees for this PFA award during the 20/21 season were Norwich City's Emi Buendia and Teemu Pukki, Swansea City's Freddie Woodman and Kieffer Moore of Cardiff City.