Wolverhampton Wanderers fans have been voicing their frustration about the list of nominees for Young Player of the Year.

The eight players have been confirmed as Manchester City pair Ruben Dias and Phil Foden, Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton, Chelsea star Mason Mount, Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka, West Ham United’s Declan Rice, Marcus Rashford of Manchester United and Leeds United stopper Illan Meslier.

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All players have had strong campaigns, and the award will ultimately go to one of Foden or Dias with Manchester City winning the title and League Cup.

But there’s one notable absentee.

Pedro Neto did not receive a nod, which is certainly a surprise.

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Pedro Neto (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

The 21-year-old was pretty much the shining light for Wolves in what was a rocky 2020/21.

Neto was consistently the team’s best player, and finished with five goals and five assists.

The Portugal international regularly impressed neutrals on social media when Wolves were in action, but it seems his contributions were lost on whoever devised the shortlist.

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Pedro Neto (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Neto, of course, sustained a broken knee cap in April which ended his season early, but he still made 31 appearances, and a further three in the FA Cup.

Interestingly, Jack Grealish was among the nominees for Player of the Year having made just 26 league appearances.

That makes it seem he was just genuinely overlooked

On social media, some fans have let their feelings be known about the snub for Neto:


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