Tranmere Rovers striker James Norwood has, unsurprisingly, been named in the Sky Bet League Two Team of the Season which has been announced this week, as well as being shortlisted for the Player of the Season prize.
— Sky Bet League Two (@SkyBetLeagueTwo) March 26, 2019
Norwood is the sole Tranmere representative in the Team of the Season, although a couple of familiar names also appear in the form of ex-Rovers striker and now Bury manager Ryan Lowe who was named Manager of the Season while one of his players, Danny Mayor, is also included in the midfield, the wide man had a brief loan spell at Prenton Park a few years ago from Preston North End.
The leading goalscorer in the division by some margin having netted 26 league goals so far this season, the next highest being Nicky Maynard of Bury and MK Dons striker Kieran Agard who both have 18 goals to their name, it is unsurprising that he is up for these awards after a terrific campaign.
In what is his first real season at the Football League level, it has been quite remarkable the feats he has achieved and is continuing to achieve week in, week out for Micky Mellon’s side.
Having previously played the majority of his football in the Conference/National League, Norwood has been like a duck to water in terms of the transition and has certainly improved his game to handle the improvement in standard at which he is now playing.
He is now converting a higher percentage of his chances on goal and has shown an incredible range in terms of the types of goal he has scored. He most certainly is not a one trick pony, scoring with both feet, inside or outside the area and with his head, as the video of all 28 goals posted on the club’s Twitter page shows.
— Tranmere Rovers (@TranmereRovers) March 26, 2019
Norwood has also been shortlisted for the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Season award, joined on that list by Bury duo Jay O’Shea and Danny Mayor.
Again, it would not be a surprise to see him lift this award given the fantastic season he has enjoyed and the impact he has made on the Rovers team, particularly given that he has barely played at this level in the past.
The 2019 EFL Awards will take place on Sunday 7 April at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane in London.