Ben Hamer (Charlton): Brought in by Charlton boss Chris Powell as one of 18 new signings last summer, Hamer has made one of the biggest impacts at The Valley. The goalkeeper has made the No.1 jersey his own this season following the departure of Rob Elliot to Newcastle, making steady improvement as the campaign has progressed. A solid presence between the sticks and growing in confidence, the highly-rated 24-year-old has produced a string of fine performances as the Addicks stormed to automatic promotion. Hamer is unbeaten in 33 of his 38 League One games for Charlton after helping the Londoners to 24 wins. The former Reading man has also kept 17 clean sheets, securing the best record in the league.
Jack Hunt (Huddersfield): Young defender Hunt has been a standout performer in his first full season for Huddersfield as they push for promotion. The 21-year-old enjoyed a breakthrough campaign last year, impressing on loan with Chesterfield for the first half of the season, and was rewarded with a regular spot in the Terriers side this term, a chance he has grabbed with both hands. Hunt has been utilised as a right-back under both Lee Clark and Simon Grayson but the versatile player has also shown his prowess going forward from deep. Recognised for his bombing runs down the wing, the pacey youngster has proved himself a dab hand at clipping in crosses, having provided nine assists for the Terriers.
Michael Morrison (Charlton): The Addicks have reaped big rewards after signing centre-back Morrison from Sheffield Wednesday as one of their influx of new faces last summer. No stranger to a League One promotion push, having previously helped Leicester achieve the feat back in 2009, Morrison has established himself as the rock at the heart of the Addicks' defence. Ever-present and a dominant force at the back, the 24-year-old has performed consistently throughout the campaign, lending a hand in all 20 of the clean sheets Charlton have recorded. He has also proved himself a nuisance in the opposition box, netting four goals. Morrison may not have been the player hogging the spotlight for the Londoners this season but he has been a vital part of their promotion-winning side.
Harry Maguire (Sheffield United): A homegrown hero at Bramall Lane, up-and-coming defender Maguire has had a huge impact on their promotion hunt this season. The 19-year-old centre-back, who broke into the Blades first team at the end of the last term after impressing in United's storming run to the FA Youth Cup final, has notched up 41 league appearances for the South Yorkshire club on his first full campaign. Maguire has been a solid and reassuring presence alongside Neil Collins at the heart of United's defence, with a calmness and maturity to his play which defies his age. The teenager has cemented himself as one of the Blades' prized assets and his impressive performances have not gone unnoticed, with the stopper believed to have attracted interest from the Premier League.
Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton): Another of Chris Powell's summer coups, left-back Wiggins has made waves at The Valley after joining from Bournemouth for an undisclosed fee. Accomplished in defence but also a dangerous threat going forwards, the Welshman has linked up well with captain Johnnie Jackson down the left this season. The defender has provided seven assists for the Londoners, a tally bettered only by midfielder Danny Green and striker Bradley Wright-Phillips, to provide an important boost to their promotion-winning campaign.Johnnie Jackson (Charlton): Charlton's influential captain has been a lynchpin to their promotion-winning season. The hard-working midfielder, handed the skipper's armband this term after arriving at The Valley in summer 2010, has led from the front to inspire some crucial wins for Chris Powell's side. Injury struck the skipper over the festive period but he came back rejuvenated to spur the Addicks on in the crucial final months of the season and take his goal tally to a notable 12, while he has also provided seven assists. Jackson found particularly memorable form in January, when his two wonderful free-kicks secured successive victories over Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday to subdue the Steel City rivals in the title race.
Stephen Quinn (Sheffield United): While star striker Ched Evans and midfield ace Kevin McDonald have, deservedly, been snagging most of the headlines for Sheffield United this season, midfield stalwart Quinn has been unassumingly knocking up the best assists tally in the league, with 14 to his name so far. The pint-sized Irishman, who made his Blades debut back in 2005, has also netted four league goals to aid the club's promotion push. Quinn was one of the few bright sparks in United's dismal campaign last term and carried that momentum into this season, producing a string of diligent, committed displays.
Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons): Republic of Ireland international Gleeson has been an important cog in Karl Robinson's machine this season as MK Dons chase promotion. Operating at the heart of the Dons' engine room, the 23-year-old has continued to mature with a host of fine performances, producing five goals and the same number of assists for the club. His most important strike was arguably against Huddersfield in February, when he netted a crucial equaliser to hold the club's promotion rivals. Described, along with fellow midfielder Darren Potter, as 'Rolls Royce' quality by manager Robinson, Gleeson has played an integral part in keeping the Dons flying high.
Darren Potter (MK Dons): Midfielder Potter only arrived at the Stadium mk from Sheffield Wednesday last June on an initial 12-month deal but has fast established himself as a key feature of Robinson's side. Pairing up superbly with Stephen Gleeson, the 27-year-old often pulls the strings in the middle of the park. Potter has been a regular performer for the Dons, notching up 36 appearances so far with a contribution of two goals and three assists. A calming influence on the pitch, the midfielder has also made an impact off it, with Robinson revealing he is a "strong character" in the Dons' dressing room. His diligent displays have not gone unnoticed by the manager, with the club tying the midfielder down on a new two-year deal earlier this week as a reward for his efforts.
Jordan Rhodes (Huddersfield): Undoubtedly the player that has been turning the most heads in League One this season, goal-machine Rhodes has spearheaded Huddersfield's push for promotion. An exciting frontman and natural scorer, the 22-year-old has netted a remarkable 35 goals in 38 appearances for the Terriers so far this season to lift him six strikes clear at the helm of the top-scorers chart. A standout moment in the youngster's campaign was his unprecedented five goals at Wycombe as Huddersfield hit them for six in January, with that haul contributing to 12 goals Rhodes scored in just 20 days and five league matches. His success has brought with it inevitable interest from the Premier League, as well as a call-up to the senior Scotland squad and the striker's first international cap.
Ched Evans (Sheffield United): The Welshman has amassed 29 goals this term but his season ended in disgrace when he was convicted of rape and sentenced to five years in prison.