FOOTBALL: Jonny Evans named fans’ Player of Year at West Brom

West Brom and Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans. Photo: Presseye
West Brom and Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans. Photo: Presseye

Newtownabbey’s Jonny Evans has been named Player of the Year by West Bromwich Albion’s Supporters’ Club.

The Premier League defender pipped ex-Manchester United team-mate Darren Fletcher to the prize at the fans’ awards on Tuesday.

Last summer Evans, a former pupil at Belfast High School, moved to The Hawthorns from Old Trafford having made 196 appearances for the Red Devils.

He has become a firm favourite with the Baggies faithful playing 32 times in all competitions for Tony Pulis’ team.

Evans is expected to be a key figure in Michael O’Neill’s Northern Ireland squad for the European Championship in France which kicks off next month.