Queens Park Rangers player Adel Taarabt has won the npower Championship Player of the year Award at the 2011 Football League Awards.

Fans of League clubs were given the opportunity to vote for their top players via the npower website.The top ranked players from each club were then used to compile a list for the expert judging panel to pick from. Judges were asked to select the players from each division they felt have been the most outstanding this season.

On winning the award, Taarabt said, "I am really happy to be named the top player in the npower Championship. I had a difficult time at Spurs and going to QPR was a risk for me, but things have gone very well and hopefully, I will be back in the Premier League next season."

To find out more about The Football League Awards, and for a full list of Award categories, please visit www.FLAwards.com.