Connor Jennings nominated for National League Player of the Year


Tranmere midfielder Connor Jennings has made it on to a four-man shortlist to be named National League Player of the Year at the Northwest Football Awards.

Jennings is the only Rovers player to make it on to the shortlist after he played a key part in the club’s promotion from the National League last season. Surprisingly, there is no place for James Norwood, Andy Cook or Steve McNulty. But take nothing away from Connor, he had an excellent season.

The former Wrexham man scored eight goals in 46 appearances for Tranmere last season and also recorded eight assists. He will perhaps always be remembered for bravely fighting back to feature in the Play-Off Final at Wembley just days after being released from hospital following serious illness.

Not only did he return as a first half substitute at Wembley, he also provided the cross for James Norwood to nod Tranmere back out of obscurity and in to the EFL.

He is up against AFC Fylde’s Zaine Francis-Angol, Chester’s Tom Crawford and Macclesfield’s championship-winning defender Keith Lowe.

Congratulations on the nominee, Connor.

Tranmere up for three other awards

Away from Connor’s nomination, boss Micky Mellon has been shortlisted for the Manager of the Year Award at the same award ceremony. There is also two other awards which the club is in the running for.

The other award nominations for Tranmere are in the categories:

  • Community Club of the Year
  • Best Club Marketing, Sponsorship or Engagement – Rovers have been nominated for the Super White Army 2 (#SWA2) campaign

Details about the finalists and how you can purchase tickets for the final awards ceremony can be found on the Northwest Football Awards website.

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