Derby County Under-23s striker Jahmal Hector-Ingram has been nominated for the Premier League 2 Player of the Year award for the 2019/20 season.

The frontman, who joined the Rams from West Ham United last summer, enjoyed a productive season in front of goal.

In 28 appearances for the Under-23s across all competitions, before the cancellation of the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hector-Ingram netted 22 goals and added a further five assists to his name.

His progress was acknowledged by first-team manager Phillip Cocu and he was handed his professional debut off the bench in Derby’s Sky Bet Championship fixture at West Bromwich Albion in July.

Hector-Ingram is one of six nominees for the 2019/20 accolade, which has been decided by the Premier League’s Football Development Panel.

2019/20 Premier League 2 Nominees:

Billy Gilmour (Chelsea)

Jahmal Hector-Ingram (Derby County)

Curtis Jones (Liverpool)

Liam Cullen (Swansea City)

Rayhaan Tulloch (West Bromwich Albion)

Nathan Holland (West Ham United)

Last year’s PL2 Player of the Season was Brighton & Hove Albion’s Aaron Connolly, Arsenal’s Reiss Nelson won the award in 2017/18 and Oli McBurnie claimed the 2016/17 prize while he was at Swansea City.