The Elland Road club are on the verge of qualifying for the Championship play-offs after a superb first season under head coach Garry Monk.
Several of Monk’s players are likely to compete closely for the YEP’s prize following a consistent campaign in which Leeds have produced their best home record in the second tier for 27 years.
Striker Chris Wood is leading from the front with 28 goals, two short of becoming only the sixth player in United’s history to hit 30 in a single season.
Pontus Jansson and Kyle Bartley have been instrumental in the centre of defence, ably assisted by a goalkeeper in Rob Green who has rolled back the years with his recent performances.
Full-backs Luke Ayling, Gaetano Berardi and last season’s player of the year award, Charlie Taylor, have also underpinned a creditable defence record.
Taylor became the third academy product in four years to claim the YEP’s prize 12 months ago, following on from Sam Byram in 2013 and Alex Mowatt in 2015.
The 2016-17 prize is sponsored by Jackson Trophies of Cross Gates, a long-time supporter of the YEP’s player-of-the-year award.
To vote, email your choice to [email protected] by 5pm on Saturday, April 22.
Alternatively, you can send your selection on a postcard to Leeds United Player of the Year 2015-16, Sports Desk, Yorkshire Evening Post, No 1 Leeds, 26 Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS12 1BE.
One vote per person will be accepted.
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