Crawley Town boss Richie Barker casts his vote for England Player of the Year
Crawley Town boss Richie Barker took time out from his side's FA Cup preparations to make his vote for the England Player of the Year for 2012.
And Barker believes that the emergence of several young players in Roy Hodgson's squad is a good sign for the Three Lions going into the new year.
His nomination went to Danny Welbeck, whose performances and goals for both Manchester United and England have caught Barker's eye.
He said: "I think there's a new, young generation of players coming through now, so it would be nice to give it to one of them.
Steven Gerrard, Joe Hart, Glen Johnson, Ashley Cole and Danny Welbeck are all in the hunt this year and it's up to you which star will claim the 2012 England Player of the Year award at the inaugural FA England Awards in association with Vauxhall at St. George's Park on Sunday 3 February 2013.
"Someone who has been doing very well in terms of his goal record this year has been Danny Welbeck.
"He's scored some good goals and put in some decent performances and it's nice to see good, young players coming through."
Place your vote in the poll below before the closing date of 13 January 2013. You can also vote for the England Men's Under-21sand Women's Senior Players of the Year, too.