Clarets goalkeeper Nick Pope has been nominated for the Northwest Football Awards' Premier League Player of the Year.
The England international faces tough competition for the award, including fellow goalkeepers Jordan Pickford (Everton) and Manchester United’s David De Gea, along with Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah and Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.
Pope earned his nomination following a breakthrough Premier League season with the Clarets, during which he made 35 appearances, including 11 clean sheets.
The towering shot-stopper was an integral part of Sean Dyche’s squad that qualified for the Europa League.
The former Charlton Athletic man was then included in Gareth Southgate’s England squad in March 2018, before being called up to the Three Lions’ World Cup squad.
Pope made his debut for England in a friendly against Costa Rica at Elland Road in a pre-World Cup friendly.
The Soham-born keeper’ was an un-used substitute in all of England’s World Cup matches, before returning to action for Dyche’s side in August.
The Northwest football awards takes place on Monday, 12th November at The Point, Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester.