Norwich City midfielder Gabriel Sara was named in the Championship team of the season at tonight's EFL Awards, but Jon Rowe was pipped to Young Player of the Year. 

Sara, who has recorded 23 goal contributions in 43 Championship matches, gained recognition for his impressive performances for the Canaries this term - being recognised as one of the division's highest performers. 

The Brazilian scored the winning goal in Norwich's important 1-0 victory over Preston North End on Saturday to push them closer to the Championship play-offs, with a moment of individual brilliance from Sara the difference. 

Sara is only one of three Championship players to have recorded double figures in both goals and assists, along with Southampton's Adam Armstrong and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall. 

The full Championship team of the season was: Mads Hermansen (Leicester City); Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton), Ethan Ampadu (Leeds United), Jacob Greaves (Hull City), Leif Davis (Ipswich Town); Gabriel Sara (Norwich City), Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (Leicester City); Morgan Whittaker (Plymouth Argyle), Sammie Szmodics (Blackburn Rovers), Crysencio Summerville (Leeds United); Georginio Rutter (Leeds United).

Rowe was beaten to the Young Player of the Season award by Leeds United man Archie Gray, with Birmingham's Jordan James also nominated for the gong. 

City's winger has netted 12 goals and recorded two assists in his debut season of regular senior football at Norwich, having only made his first senior start in their opening day victory over Hull, with Rowe netting from distance. 

The Pink Un: Young Norwich City winger Jon Rowe was nominated for the Young Player of the Season.Young Norwich City winger Jon Rowe was nominated for the Young Player of the Season. (Image: EFL)

Injury stalled his season in February, but Rowe made an impactful return in City's victory at Deepdale on Saturday. 

Rowe was also nominated for EFL Goal of the Season for his fine individual strike against Hull in January, but was beaten by Ipswich's Wes Burns for his effort against Coventry in December. 

Norwich were crowned champions of the Innovation Award for their 'You Are Not Alone' campaign geared around a powerful video shared of social media that led to over 7,000 inbound messages to the Samaritans. 

City's commercial director Sam Jeffery said: "We're all deeply humbled by it. We said right at the start if we can help one person then it will have achieved something.

"It was built from a purpose-led strategy to help our community, and sadly, it's born out of a genuine stat in the East of England in the last five years, the danger zone for male suicide is 49 years old. That is the average age of our season ticket holders.

"This was an incredible validation for our team, all produced in-house on a really small budget. It's completely humbling."

The awards were held at the Grosvenor House in London, with a delegation of City officials, including sporting director Ben Knapper, attending.