The fact that he’s taken the responsibility and gone running with it, he thoroughly deserves that nomination.Garry Monk.
The 22-year-old striker is up for the accolade alongside Norwich City's Teemu Pukki and Billy Sharp of Sheffield United.
The overall winner will be revealed at the EFL Awards in London on Sunday 7 April.
After making a slow start to the campaign; Adams has gone on to become a mainstay of Monk's side, with him finding the back of the net an impressive 21 times this season
"He 100 per cent deserves it (the nomination)," said the Blues boss.
"It's fantastic, particularly when you look at his journey.
"At the start of this season he played and was then back on the bench.
"What he's done is worked hard and listened and matured and he's becoming a very good player.
"He's working on all aspects of his game.
"You can show players the way and give them all the help you can as manager, staff and teammates, but the player has to do it himself.
"The fact that he’s taken the responsibility and gone running with it, he thoroughly deserves that nomination.
"Everybody here, especially myself, hopes that he wins it.
"He still needs to finish strong in these remaining eight games, but I'm sure he’ll do that."