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THREE players have been announced as the candidates for the Welsh Premier League's young player of the season award.

Defender Anthony Stephens is in his second season with Bala Town after eight years at Wrexham. He joined Prestatyn Town on a season-long loan in August 2012, making a permanent move to the Lakesiders in June 2015 after spending season 2014/15 on-loan at Colwyn Bay. He has made 59 WPL appearances for Bala, scoring six goals.

Henry Jones signed his first professional contract with Swansea City in the summer of 2011 and captained the Under-21 side on a number of occasions in 2014-15 but did make a senior appearance at the Liberty Stadium. Capped by Wales at Under-21 level, he signed for Bangor City in August last year following his release by the Swans and has made 29 WPL appearances this season, scoring 10 goals.

Nominated for the second season running, Liverpool-born defender James Joyce was part of the reserves set-up at Tranmere Rovers before joining Llandudno, where he has gone on to make 58 WPL starts, scoring five goals.