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Nathan Shepperd wins Mary Halder Award for 2019/20 season

Youngster picks up award after impressive first season

25 August 2020

Nathan Shepperd has won the 2019/20 Mary Halder B Team Player of the Year Award.

The award commemorates former club employee Mary Halder who worked at Brentford for more than 25 years. The award has been given to Nathan for showing leadership, determination and hunger to improve since joining the club a year ago, as well as conducting himself in a professional manner throughout the campaign.

Nathan, who is currently at home recovering from an injury before returning to Jersey Road for the new season, played 26 times for Brentford B last season, often pulling off a string of impressive performances. He pulled off excellent stops in some of Brentford B’s recent matches prior to the lockdown against the likes of AFC Wimbledon and a Rangers XI.

Nathan was regularly chosen as captain by Neil MacFarlane throughout the season, with the Welshman delivering excellent leadshership abilities as the side displayed a real togetherness throughout.

His efforts were rewarded when he was given his first youth international call-up from the Welsh Under-21 side, but he was unable to link up with his nation due to the lockdown.

Discussing winning his award, Nathan said: “You don’t play football for individual honours, but when they do come about it is such a nice feeling.

“It shows the work that all of us do to be honest, the players and the staff. Everyone pushes each other and I wouldn’t be able to say I’d won it had it not been for the level of competitiveness, so I can’t really say it’s my doing because it’s not at all."


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