As the player of the year is set to be announced tonight, I’ve explained the logic behind my choice…

In a disastrous season where at times, Charlton players have been heckled, booed and sarcastically cheered, no one’s received it more than Morgan Fox.

Simon Makienok sarcastically cheered for winning headers, Nick Pope the same but for claiming crosses earlier in the season - and Fox, when he was subbed off following a poor display against Bristol City.

Sometimes the abuse towards certain players has been justified but not for Fox.

The left-back, still only 22, never had the chance, like most youngsters normally do, to gradually work his way into the team - he was rushed into action.

A loan spell at Notts County was successful but an injury to Rhoys Wiggins at the back-end of the 2013/14 season meant Fox had to step up.

And he did.

The following campaign, Wiggins was preferred to him by then-boss Bob Peeters. But, when Guy Luzon took charge, Fox quickly established himself as the first-choice left-back.

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Subsequently, Wiggins was sold to Championship rivals Sheffield Wednesday last summer, leaving Fox as the only experienced left-back at the club.

Like Charlton’s results, the Wales U21s international started the season well with a goal against Premier League dropouts QPR.

After Manchester United’s Luke Shaw broke his leg - there were reports linking Fox as a potential transfer target.

Nothing materialised, obviously, and the full-back signed a new long-term deal at the Valley.

Things were looking good for Fox and Charlton.

However, as results started to drop, so did Fox’s early-season form, especially from Christmas to the start of February.

And the icing on the rather ugly cake was topped off when he was sarcastically cheered when substituted against Bristol City nearly three months ago.

Fox could have let the jeers get to him but it’s had the opposite effect because since that game, he’s been so solid.

His most notable games against Brentford, QPR and even the hammering at Sheffield Wednesday stand out.

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He’s played more times than any other Charlton player this season (44).

He’s featured so much despite having Tareiq Holmes-Dennis breathing down his neck for a starting place, before his Oldham loan.

Every player coming through the ranks at any club should have another player in their position to learn from.

When Wiggins was sold to Wednesday, that opportunity was taken away from Fox.

And so, this season, he’s had to learn the hard way and he’s dealt with it admirably.

Most clubs have the “scapegoat player” - Bradley Pritchard was undeservedly ours, then Danny Green (more deservedly) and now it seems to be Fox.

He started the campaign well, tailed off but is ending it strongly.

So, taking everything into account, having to deal with the sarcastic cheers and abuse, while mostly putting in commendable displays, Fox is my player of the year.