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Norwood and Davies pick up Golden EFL Awards

4 May 2019

Rovers duo James Norwood and Scott Davies have both won Golden EFL Awards following the completion of the regualr league season.

Norwood has claimed the 2018/19 Golden Boot Award with Scott Davies collecting the Golden Glove award for most clean sheets.

The 28-year-old striker finished the season with 29 goals, 7 ahead of Mansfield’s Tyler Walker.

This is the latest in a string of awards for Norwood, whose goals fired Tranmere into the Sky Bet League Two Play-Offs.

He also picked up the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Season award, and was named in the PFA League Two Team of the Season. He was also named in the Sky Bet EFL Team of the Season, with players included from all three divisions

Norwood hit the ground running, scoring two goals in the opening game of the season and went on to collect the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month for August.

 Norwood had to wait to get his chance to shine in the Sky Bet EFL after a prolific record in the National League, with this being the seventh consecutive season that he’s reached a double-figure haul.

 Norwood said: “It’s massive for me to win the award, obviously I came into this league to score goals and it’s gone quite well!

“The biggest priority when you go into the season is to win something with the team, but personally I want to score goals and to be the highest scorer in the league is great.

“I’ve always been confident in my ability to score goals. I’d be disappointed not to get to 20 goals whichever league I play in, as a striker, that’s the benchmark.

“Port Vale was the highlight for me, both left foot and the only two shots I had in the game, so you feel like you couldn’t have done more.”

Sky Bet EFL Football Trader Ivor Davies said: “An astonishing scored 29 goals in his first season of league football for newly promoted Tranmere as the White Army secured a Play-Off spot.  

“Norwood was 40/1 at the start of the season for the Golden Boot and after getting off to a good start his price contracted each week as he consistently scored goals. 

“He went odds-on at the start of February and never looked back, securing the award with yet another goal on the final day.”

Scott Davies has won the Sky Bet League Two Golden Glove award for the 2018/19 season. 

The 32-year-old stopper finished the season with 19 clean sheets, 4 ahead of Daniel Iverson of Oldham Athletic & Scott Brown of Port Vale.

Davies’ performances helped Tranmere to confirm a place in the Sky Bet Play-Offs, where they will face Forest Green Rovers. 

Davies said: “I’m delighted, obviously we work hard every day to keep clean sheets and to be rewarded for that is lovely.

“When I signed for Tranmere and left Fleetwood, a few people had wrote me off, so to do this in my first season back in the League, I’m delighted.

“Without the players I’ve got around me, I wouldn’t be able to do it, we work as a unit, Jacko (Michael Jackson) work very hard on the defensive side, and me and the defence pride outselves on clean sheets so this is for them as well.”

 


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