Who deserves the title of Fulham's player of the year for the 2014/15 season? A shortlist of three players, a goalkeeper, a midfielder, and a striker have been assembled.
Marcus Bettinelli- In his first full season for Fulham, young goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli has impressed immensely. Few had heard of him before his debut in the Capital One Cup against Brentford, but he has certainly made a name for himself at the Cottage. The 22 year old stands at an imposing 6'4 and is brilliant at grabbing crosses and commanding his penalty area. Bettinelli's reactions have also stood out this year, saving a crucial penalty in the away match against promoted Bournemouth. He has earned a call up to the England U21's and has been apparently targeted as Chelsea's replacement for Petr Cech. The debutant goalie has had a superb season and saved the Fulham backline many a time this season.
Scott Parker- The Cottagers' elder statesmen, captain Scott Parker has been a model professional all year. Unlike the majority of Premier League caliber players at Fulham, Parker chose to stay with the club after our relegation. Although 34 years old, his dedication and work rate has been second to none all season. Parker's strong tackles and intimidating presence, coupled with his great range of passing, have made him an integral part of the Fulham lineup. He has made 38 appearances this year, contributing 3 goals and assists a piece, not shabby for a player of his age.
Ross McCormack- It is no understatement to say that Ross McCormack has had a magnificent season. The Scottish striker joined in controversial circumstances this summer from Leeds, with a hefty 12 million pound price tag hanging over his head. He had been the Championship's top scorer last year for Leeds, and started off rather slowly for Fulham, scoring only 3 goals in his 14 matches. But McCormack has been on fire since, finishing the season on a run of 7 goals in 7 games. But not only has his goalscoring been lethal, he has also chipped in with 10 assists as well. A clinical finisher and a player who can create chances, Ross McCormack has been outstanding this season.