Preston North End midfielder voted Championship player of the year at North West Football Awards

Preston North End midfielder Daniel Johnson has been voted Championship player of the year at the Pitching In North West Football Awards.

Monday, 9th November 2020, 5:18 pm
Updated Monday, 9th November 2020, 5:21 pm
Preston North End midfielder Daniel Johnson

The award, which covers last season's performances, saw Johnson see off competition from Blackburn's Adam Armstrong and former Wigan midfielder Sam Morsy.

Johnson, who is set to turn up for Jamaica during the international break, said: "Thank you to the fans and everyone who voted for me.

"It was a great season for myself personally and hopefully this season will be better for everybody."

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Last season, Johnson was North End's player of the year having scored 12 goals in the Championship.

In a double for PNE at the awards, the Preston North End Community and Education Trust won the community club of the year award.

The trust does a huge amount of work in the local community, working with schools and vulnerable people, and running its own education classes.

During the Covid-19 pandemic it organised food hamper deliveries to the elderly and in the recent half-term provided free school meals in the city.

At grassroots level, the Sir Tom Finney Soccer Development Centre won the Kick it Out Promoting Inclusion Award.

Their award was announced by Liverpool midfielder James Milner.

This year's awards were held online due to the pandemic restrictions, instead of the usual ceremony in Manchester.

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