NICK Pope, Bradley Dack and Billy Kee have all been nominated for player of the year honours at the North West Football Awards.

Burnley goalkeeper Pope enjoyed a stunning campaign at Turf Moor. He began the season having never made a Premier League appearance but when Tom Heaton was injured against Crystal Palace in September he grasped his opportunity and shone for the Clarets, keeping 11 clean sheets and performing so well he ended the season as part of England's World Cup squad in Russia.

He is up for the Premier League player of the year award and faces competition from Jordan Pickford (Everton), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) and David De Gea (Manchester United).

Dack was influential in Rovers' promotion campaign in League One following his summer move from Gillingham. The 24-year-old scored 18 league goals in 42 appearances to fire Tony Mowbray's side back into the Championship.

Dack faces competition from Dan Gardner (Oldham), Ian Henderson (Rochdale) and Nathan Byrne (Wigan) for League One player of the year.

It was a goal-laden season for Kee as well. He struck 25 goals in 46 games to finish as League Two's top goalscorer and help Accrington Stanley to the title.

Jamie Devitt (Carlisle) and Barry Roche (Morecambe) are Kee's competition for the League Two player of the year.

Burnley FC Women's star Sarah Greenhalgh is nominated for the women's player of the year award, along with Angharad James (Everton Ladies), Jenna Carroll (Fylde Ladies), Laura Coombs (Liverpool FC Women) and Jen Beattie (Manchester City).

Accrington Stanley loanee Connor Hall is also nominated for the rising star of the year award after a fine season at the Bolton Wanderers' Academy.

The awards will be announced and presented at Old Trafford cricket ground on Monday, November 12.