Jordan Hugill’s stunning strike in Preston’s draw at Aston Villa up for North West award

Jordan Hugills first goal in the 2-2 draw at Aston Villa last season has been nominated for goal the year at the North West Football Awards
Jordan Hugills first goal in the 2-2 draw at Aston Villa last season has been nominated for goal the year at the North West Football Awards
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Preston North End fans can help Jordan Hugill win a prestigious award on Monday night.

The front man’s first in the 2-2 draw at Aston Villa last season has been nominated for the goal of the year gong at the North West Football Awards.

Hugill scored both on that day in January as PNE came from behind to draw 2-2 at Villa Park.

It is his 64th-minute strike that really caught the eye, the 25-year-old going on a marauding run before hammering a shot into the top corner of the net.

The winner of the award is decided by a public vote with Liverpool’s Emre Can and Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan amongst the other nominees.

To vote for Hugill’s goal, post a tweet using #NWFAGoalH on Twitter with the winner announced at the awards on Monday, November 13 at The Point, Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester.

Voting closes at 10pm that evening.

His strike against Villa was one of 13 for PNE’s top scorer last season.

Hugill has backed that up with seven more this campaign but is banned for the game against Bolton after the international break after picking up his fifth booking in the defeat at Ipswich last time out.

PNE’s No.9 isn’t the only Preston player up for an award that night, Ben Pearson and Alan Browne also in the running to be honoured.

Pearson is up against Blackburn’s Derrick Williams and Wigan’s Dan Burn in the Championship player of the year category.

Browne is recognised as one of the North West’s Rising Stars with all the clubs eligible putting forward one player.

Off the pitch, the club’s Generation Deepdale season ticket campaign has been nominated in the Best Club Marketing, Sponsorship and Engagement category.