Newcastle pair Daryl Janmaat and Ayoze Perez honoured by North East writers

Ayoze Perez
Ayoze Perez

Daryl Janmaat and Ayoze Perez will be honoured by the North East Football Writers' Association later this month.

Newcastle United defender Janmaat is the association's player of the year for 2015 ahead of Middlesbrough duo Grant Leadbitter and George Friend.

And United forward Perez has been named young player of the year.

Janmaat, signed from Feyenoord last year, was one of the few Newcastle players to enhance his reputation during last season's relegation battle.

Perez – who scored United's winner against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium yesterday – was a revelation after joining from Tenerife a year and a half ago.

Janmaat and Perez will be presented with their awards at the Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham, on November 29.