Cahill said: “It’s a massive accolade for myself, my family and also for everyone here as a whole.
“Without the help of the lads, I definitely wouldn’t have been in it. It’s a massive feat.
“To be in the running for a prize like this with the calibre of players up there is unbelievable. It’s the best moment of my career but that says a lot for this football club and the lads I play with.
“It’s been amazing. Since I came here from Millwall, I’ve gone from strength to strength but it’s only through hard work.”