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Daniel Barden and Sam Blair nominated for saves of the season awards

2 June 2021

Norwich City keepers Daniel Barden and Sam Blair have both been shortlisted for a Save of the Season award in their respective age groups.

Barden, who made his first team debut for the club last season, has had a save he made against West Bromwich Albion under-23s, on April 30, nominated for the Under-23 Save of the Season.

While Blair has had a save he made against Tottenham Hotspur under-18s on May 4, nominated for the Under-18 Save of the Season.

The shortlists were selected by the Premier League football development panel after club coaches nominated the best goals and saves by their players throughout the campaign. Academy staff will vote on the winners at the Premier League’s 2020/21 Academy Awards this evening.

The winners will be announced at 7.30pm.

The nominations for the Under-23 Save of the Season are as follows:

Zach Hemming. Burnley v Middlesbrough, February 22
Jakub Stolarczyk. Spurs v Leicester, November 30
Daniel Langley. Stoke v Newcastle, April 19
Arthur Okonkwo. Arsenal v Brighton, January 22
Daniel Barden. Norwich v West Brom, April 30

You can watch the save here.

The nominations of the Under-18 Save of the Season are as follows:

Sam Blair. Spurs v Norwich, May 4
Radek Vitek. Burnley v Man Utd, January 30
Krisztian Hegyi. Crystal Palace v West Ham, April 7
Max Metcalfe. Burnley v Middlesbrough, November 21
Harry Christy. Blackburn v Leeds United, March 23

You can watch the videos here.

 


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