The major talking point from the Rovers player of the season voting system is the prospect of it being hijacked by Liverpool fans and their support for Harvey Elliott.

Such a process is always open to being taken advantage of, as is the modern world of social media, but equally it shouldn’t be overlooked that the teenager is certainly in the running.

Six goals, 11 assists, and featuring in every match since signing makes him a viable contender, not least in the fact he's shortlisted for the EFL young player of the year.

He’d be in the majority of fans’ top three, the two other likely challengers being goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski and Adam Armstrong.

Yet it feels something of an anomaly that Armstrong isn’t getting the widespread support you would expect of a 25-goal striker.

He won last season’s prize having netted eight fewer, but a host of long-range stunners late in the season will certainly have resonated with supporters when making their choice.

However, it feels as though Armstrong doesn’t get the credit for the numbers he’s producing.

Adding five assists to his 24 goals means his 29 goal contributions are bettered only by Norwich City midfielder Emi Buendia (30) and Brentford striker Ivan Toney (39), and the same as Teemu Pukki (Norwich City), the three players shortlisted for the Championship player of the year.

The possible theories behind the lack of widespread support for Armstrong could include how his goals have come in gluts.

His first 16 games brought with them 15 goals, his next 21 bringing just five, including twice failing to find the back of the net from the penalty spot in that time.

But a hat-trick at the weekend, his second of the season, took him to 25 in all competitions, the first man to do that since Jordan Rhodes in 2013/14, Chris Sutton was the last player to score two hat-tricks in a season some 23 years ago.

Have results without him against Millwall and Norwich City played down his importance to some supporters, the amount of shots he's had at goal suggesting a selfishness streak to some?  

Maybe it is viewed that because of those goal gluts his performances haven’t been consistent enough across the season to win the award?

Yet his goals have won Rovers 12 points. They would be in deeper trouble were it not for injury-time winners against Millwall and Rotherham United, late strikes to earn victory against Luton Town or to rescue a point against Cardiff City.

The consistency argument is what will bring Kaminski plenty of support. The Belgian keeper has undoubtedly been the signing of the season, an excellent find by the Rovers recruitment department, delivering excellent value for money and becoming the club’s undisputed No.1 in the process, as well as earning international recognition.

It is often the case in a season of disappointment that a goalkeeper can win such a prize, Paul Robinson an example in 2011 as Rovers staved off relegation on the final day.

And goalscorers haven’t always proven universally popular when it comes to the player of the year prize.

In 2012/13 Jordan Rhodes took the prize after 28 goals in his debut campaign, but his 25 in 2013/14 and 21 in 2014/15 didn’t see him take the award, nor did it Rudy Gestede when he scored 22 times in the same campaign.

In 2014 Tom Cairney walked away with the prize, then Marcus Olsson and Grant Hanley the following year.

Armstrong is two away from catching the 26 Championship goals Rhodes managed in 2013/14, with two games to play, but it remains to be seen whether that will be enough for him to take the prize.