Conor Chaplin beat off competition from AFC Wimbledon’s Ben Harrison and Stevenage’s Ryan Johnson to claim the LFE Apprentice of the Year Award for League 2 at last night’s Football League Awards.
Chaplin who started the season on LFE’s pre-season tour to the Netherlands and recently scored his first senior goal against Morecambe took the prize after displaying a professional and conscientious approach throughout the second year of his apprenticeship.
The young forward who signed his first professional deal at Fratton Park in October said;
“It’s a great achievement, it means a lot to me to make my debut, score my first goal.”
“This is just the icing on the cake. I think the target for me next season is to get into them team, get some starts, make an impression in pre-season and come back as fit as I can and really push on.”