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- May 8, 2011
Trio up for Reserves award - Official Manchester United Website
There are three contenders for 2014's Denzil Haroun Reserve Player of the Year award, as nominated by coach Warren Joyce.
With over 40 players used this term, it was a difficult choice for Joyce but he opted for three of the few regulars in the side over the course of the entire campaign. Read our review of the three contenders and then cast your vote.
Saidy Janko has adapted well since joining the club last summer and displayed pace and power on the right flank. Although nominally a right-back, he has often played further forward for the Under-21s and also represented the club in the UEFA Youth League and FA Youth Cup. The wide man scored his first goal for the club against Aston Villa U21s.
Another defender who has proved his versatility is Reece James. The younger brother of former Red Matty arrived at United from Preston and has impressed with his diligence and work ethic. At home at left-back or in a holding midfield role, he became an automatic choice and has even taken on the captain's armband of late.
Charni Ekangamene is hoping to become the second Belgium-born youngster to scoop the award following Adnan Januzaj's success in 2013. The midfielder filled in at centre-back in accomplished fashion and earned a loan move to Carlisle United, even if he returned because of a need for defenders at U21 level. The 20-year-old has speed and strength and excellent positional sense.