Football: Henderson and Matheson shortlisted for Ladbrokes Northwest Football Awards

Date published: 16 October 2019

Rochdale AFC players Ian Henderson and Luke Matheson have been shortlisted for the Ladbrokes Northwest Football Awards 2019.

Following a public vote which ended last week, added to the judges’ scores, the pair have a chance of winning awards in the categories that they were nominated for.

Rochdale’s top goal scorer and captain Henderson, 34, has been shortlisted for League One Player of the Season against Accrington Stanley’s Sean McConville, Blackburn’s Curtis Tilt and Fleetwood’s Wes Burns.

Matheson, 17, faces competition for the Rising Star title against players from Bolton Wanderers, Burnley, Liverpool, Manchester United and Wigan Athletic.

After becoming the youngest player (at the time) to appear for Dale when he made his debut in September 2018, Matheson scored his first senior goal in a dramatic Carabao Cup round against Manchester United, just a week before his 17th birthday.

The awards evening will take place on Monday 11 November 2019 at Lancashire County Cricket Club.

A spokesperson for the club said: “We’re delighted Ian Henderson and Luke Matheson have been shortlisted as finalists in the Ladbrokes Northwest Football Awards.

“Congratulations, both!”

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