Krul named Newcastle Player of Season by fans group

INJURY-HIT ... Tim Krul.
INJURY-HIT ... Tim Krul.

NEWCASTLE United Supporters’ Trust will present Tim Krul and Sylvain Marveaux with Player of the Season awards on Sunday.

Krul has been named Player of the Season by fans, with Marveaux named Most Improved Player.

The awards, following an online poll of more than 3,000 Newcastle United supporters worldwide, will be made before Newcastle’s last home game of the season against Arsenal.

Michael Thewlis from the Trust said: “The player of the season award for Tim Krul is a recognition of his consistent performances again this season, a year after becoming our first-choice goalkeeper in his first season in the

Premier League in 2011-12.

“Tim just beat Yohan Cabaye to the top award, with Davide Santon coming third.

“Although Tim has been absent with injuries this year, he has still made 31 first-team appearances. In the games he has played he has made many match-winning and match-saving stops that has done much to keep us in the Premier League.”

NUST also are awarding a Most Improved Player of the Year award to Sylvain Marveaux.

Thewlis added: “Fans really do appreciate seeing players develop at their club and think it is important that the work those players put in is recognised, and that is what this award is all about.

“Sylvain was the runaway winner of the fans’ most improved player award, with Davide Santon coming second and James Perch coming third.

“Despite only starting in 20 games this year, fans have been impressed by Sylvain’s positivity and battling, hard-working performances and they will certainly be looking forward to seeing him next season.”

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