THREE Players unlucky to miss out on WPL Player of the Year
The Welsh Premier League unveiled its three-man shortlist for Player of the Year this week, with Newtown’s Jason Oswell, Bangor’s Henry Jones and Jon Routledge of The New Saints all in the running.
However, there are a number of players from across the WPL that can consider themselves unlucky to have missed out. Here are just three.
John Disney – Connah’s Quay Nomads
The Cornish-born defender played a key role in a defence that conceded just 24 goals this term – the best in the whole division.
Disney, a former Republic of Ireland Under-17 international, joined the club from Hednesford in January 2016, and blossomed during what was Connah’s Quay’s best ever season, making 25 appearances and scoring two goals.
With a Europa League campaign coming up, Disney is surely set to play a key role again next season.
Charlie Corsby – Cardiff Metropolitan University
Cardiff Met’s rise through the leagues has been tremendous and, having brought themselves to the Europa League play-off final, the club has started to garner national attention.
Corsby has been a central part of their rise to the top flight, and has proved equally talismanic in his seventh season at the club.
The PhD student, who previously enjoyed a spell at Brokenhurst FC, has made 31 appearances this season, scoring three goals.
Mike Hayes – Bala Town
Few could argue with the selection of Golden Boot winner Oswell, but Hayes has enjoyed a brilliant campaign with the Lakesiders.
His third season during an otherwise underwhelming second spell in the WPL at Maes Tegid has seen Hayes hit 15 goals in 20 games, placing him second in the goalscoring charts.
Having enjoyed his best season in the WPL, many will be expecting big things again from the 29-year-old next season.
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