Newcastle United’s 21 year-old striker Andy Carroll has been named the North-East Football Writers’ Association Young Player of the Year for 2010.
Andy Carroll – young player of the year
The 21-year-old scored 19 goals last season as Newcastle claimed the Championship title by a full 11 points, and instant promotion back to the Premier League.
Andy beat outstanding young 20 year-old Sunderland midfielder and England Under-21 team-mate Jordan Henderson for the award.
Carroll’s outstanding performances also earned him third place in the senior award category behind Sunderland striker Darren Bent and new Newcastle skipper Kevin Nolan.
Andy Carroll has created all the headlines this season so far, with his outstanding form as an old fashioned center-forward, not to mention he’s already got 4 Premier League goals, and his first hat-trick ever against Aston Villa.
In 2007, Andy also won the Wor Jackie Milburn Trophy, which is awarded each year to the top rising star of North-East football.
Well done to both youngsters Andy and Sunderland’s Jordan Henderson.
We’ve seen Jordan play a number of times, and the Sunderland-born player looks a great midfielder in the making, – it’s just a pity the lad wasn’t born in Newcastle. Oh well.