Well that concludes The Football League Awards 2014. We hope you've enjoyed this year's ceremony - but it is not the end of our coverage. We will be bringing you all the reaction from the awards, so stick with us to hear from those who have been honoured this evening.
However, the Railwaymen’s greatest success has been in the area of youth development. Under widely respected manager, now director of football, Dario Gradi Crewe have been responsible for a conveyor belt of outstanding young players, many who went on to play at the very highest levels. This list includes the likes of Dean Ashton, Danny Murphy, Seth Johnson, Rob Jones, David Vaughan and Nick Powell. On the final day of last season, Crewe fielded an entire first XI of homegrown players.
In the period since John Bowler became chairman, Crewe have enjoyed success both on and off the pitch. The Railwaymen have achieved five promotions including two play-off successes and lifted the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy in 2013. Off the pitch, Alex have re-developed Gresty Road into a much improved 10,000 capacity stadium.
Now in his 27th year as chairman of Crewe Alexandra, John Bowler has set the benchmark for sensible and successful stewardship of a professional football club. Previously a marketing director at pharmaceutical company Wellcome, Bowler joined the Crewe board of directors in 1980 and succeeded Norman Rowlinson as chairman in 1987.
This year’s winner of the Contribution to League Football award is John Bowler.
This award is the most prestigious that the Football League makes each year and it recognises an individual who has given a lifetime of dedicated service to the professional game. Previous winners of the award have included such famous names as former Peter Shilton, Dario Gradi and Jimmy Hill.
And now we come to our final award of the night, the Contribution to League Football award.
The 21-year-old’s superb form has not gone unnoticed and he is also now a member of Gareth Southgate’s England under-21 squad, with two international goals to his name already.
Ings has been almost unstoppable at times during the 2013/14 season, with his pace, movement and deadly finishing taking him to the 20-goal mark by the first weekend in January.
Burnley striker Danny Ings has made huge strides as a Sky Bet Championship player this season and his partnership with Sam Vokes is one of the main reasons why Burnley are enjoying a successful campaign and a push towards promotion.
And the winner is… Danny Ings.
Now we turn to the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Year award. The three nominees for this honour are Danny Drinkwater of Leicester City, Danny Ings of Burnley and Ross McCormack of Leeds United.
The 22-year-old midfielder is an imposing player in the middle of the park for the Bees and helps knit things together well for Mark Warburton’s men. The former Everton man is well regarded at Griffin Park by colleagues and supporters alike for his good attitude and consistent performances.
Adam Forshaw had a bright 2012/13 but this season he has pushed on to become one of the mainstays of Brentford’s bid to win promotion from Sky Bet League One.
And the winner is… Adam Forshaw.
Next up is the Sky Bet League One Player of the Year award. The three nominees for this prize are Adam Forshaw of Brentford, Kevin McDonald of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Alex Pritchard of Swindon Town.
Roberts has packed plenty of experience into his career, all of which is proving vital for Paul Cook’s men. As well as scoring some crucial goals, the winger also leads the Sky Bet League Two assists table and his know-how has guided Chesterfield to not just the top of the table but also a place at Wembley in the final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
Gary Roberts joined Chesterfield in the summer of 2013 from Swindon Town and he has been an inspirational figure in the Spireites’ bid to win promotion from Sky Bet League Two.
And the winner is… Gary Roberts.
The three nominees for the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Year award are Scott Hogan of Rochdale, Gary Roberts of Chesterfield and Sam Winnall of Scunthorpe United.
The Sky Bet Player of the Year awards for the three divisions of the Football League have been voted for by managers of the clubs in each division. Each manager was asked to list their top five players from this season in order, with the scores added up to get a short list and an overall winner.
Now we turn to the award for Sky Bet League Two Player of the Year.
Hughes made his debut at the age of 16 in November 2011 before really establishing himself in the 2012/13 season with a series of eye-catching displays in the Rams’ engine room. He has since progressed through the England youth system to reach the under-21 side, and Hughes was also named The Football League’s Young Player of the Month for November 2012.
One of the most talked about youngsters in the English game, Derby County midfielder Will Hughes has been a fixture in the first team for the last two seasons and he doesn’t even turn 19 until April.
And the winner is… Will Hughes.