Two Stanley players have received nominations for the Northwest Football Awards, with voting now open online.

Defender Tom Aldred, an ever present for the Reds since making his first appearance as a sub against Rochdale back in March 2013, is nominated in the League Two Player of the Year category.

The 23-year-old is up against Danny Mayor of Bury, Fleetwood’s Connor McLaughlin, Morecambe midfielder Andy Fleming and Ian Henderson of promoted Rochdale.

Kal Naismith is in the running for the Rising Star Award. The 22-year-old topped the Stanley scoring charts in his debut season in English football after moving south from Rangers last summer.

Votes can be cast for both Stanley players on the official website of the awards, with details below.

The awards ceremony takes place on Tuesday, 18th November at The Point, Emirates Old Trafford.

The MBNA Northwest Football Awards was launched to celebrate the region’s brightest and best in the game.

These awards pay tribute to and recognise those who have achieved footballing excellence both on and off the field in the 2013/2014 season.

The awards celebrate all levels of North West football and organisers are looking toexceed the 40,000 votes cast across a wide range of categories in 2013.

The distinguished judging panel includes: Andy Bayes (BBC Radio Lancs), Clarke Carlisle (ex-player), Mike Hughes (BBC Radio Merseyside), Kate Squire (BBC Radio Managing Editor), Michael Taylor (Downtown Business), Paul Thorogood (CEO Football Foundation), Roisin Wood (Director, Kick it Out), Prof Tom Cannon (Uni of Liverpool), Jen O’Neill (Editor, She Kicks), Maurice Watkins CBE (Joint Senior Partner, Brabners), Emma Davies (KiDs of Bolton & KCD Media),Mark Palios (former FA Chief Exec), Eamonn Salmon (Chief Exec, Football Medical Association), Colin Bridgford (Chief Exec Officer, Manchester FA), John Hudson (Director of Corp Social Responsibility, The PFA), Michelle Mayman (TV editor, BBC Northwest), Howard Booth (Sport broadcaster, BBC Northwest).

Vote here:

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