17-year-old striker Danny Loader has today been named on the three-man shortlist for LFE Apprentice of the Year, as part of the build-up to the annual EFL Awards, which take place later this month.
Winners will be announced across 12 different categories on Sunday 15th April at the London Hilton on Park Lane, and our young striker’s impressive year has earned him a nomination.
The LFE Apprentice of the Year award is designed to recognise the outstanding young professionals at EFL Clubs who excel both on and off the pitch. Players registered as first or second year apprentices, or first year professionals are all eligible… Loader has stiff competition in the form of Sheffield Wednesday’s Alex Hunt and Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon.
There’s plenty of pedigree in the award – in fact, 2007’s winner was none other than our own Chris Gunter!
It has been an impressive year for our striker – as well as getting minutes as a first-team footballer for the Royals and travelling to our training camps in the Netherlands and Spain, he was also an Under-17 World Cup winner as part of a supremely talented England side!
This month’s event will recognise contributions on the field of play and behind the scenes in a glitzy evening in the nation’s capital.
Huge congratulations from all at Reading go to Danny on a well-earned nomination for this prestigious award!