Norwich City have endured another tough season of Championship midtable mediocrity this season.
The Canaries ended the season last Sunday as they were torn apart 5-1 by Sheffield Wednesday.
Daniel Farke’s first season at the helm has ended with the club finishing 14th in the Championship and behind Ipswich on goal difference.
However, there have been some good moments along the way and we have compiled a end of season awards list for Norwich’s 2017/18 campaign…
Player of the season
Kicking it off, it has to be James Maddison for player of the season.
15 goals and 11 assists in all competitions, Maddison has been head and shoulders above the rest.
He was even named in the PFA Championship Team of the Season.
This award goes to the Norwich player who has improved the most throughout the course of the season.
There have been a few, but Mario Vrancic has to take it.
The Bosnian had a very shaky start to his City career but adapted to the Championship and finished the season with a good run in the side.
Signing of the season
Signing of the season has to go to Grant Hanley.
The rock of a central defender was superb this season for Norwich at the back, and a deserved runner-up to James Maddison in the official player of the season voting.
Goal of the season
There were a few in contention here, James Maddison against Middlesbrough, Reading or Brentford, Josh Murphy against Aston Villa.
But, I have gone for Timm Klose’s goal against Ipswich.
The way Hanley worked hard to chase the ball and put in a superb cross for his centre back partner to rise highest and head home the equaliser in the East Anglian derby was a special moment.
Best loanee of the season
With Norwich having had four players on loan during the course of the 2017/18 season, who was the best?
I have gone for Harrison Reed – beating Angus Gunn, marginally – on loan from Southampton.
Reed started the season as a holding midfielder, and had some decent performances but never completely convincing.
However, after moving to right-back, Reed became one of the best players in the side during the second-half of the season.
Win of the season
Middlesbrough 0-1 Norwich.
James Maddison scored a superb goal to win the game, but it was the defensive display and resilience that won the award here.
Before this season, it had been many, many, years since Norwich were able to defend a lead so valiantly and resolutely.