MICHAEL BAKARE was “honoured” to be named Welsh Premier League Player of the Season.

The Connah’s Quay Nomads attacker fought off competition from The New Saints trio of Greg Draper, Aeron Edwards and Jamie Mullan to scoop the award.

Former Wrexham frontman Bakare, who scored 14 goals for Nomads this term, said: “Thank you for voting me the Welsh Premier League Player of the Season.

“I’m honoured to get this award because there were loads of candidates who had a great season and that could have won.

“But you’ve chosen me, so thank you very much and I’m really grateful.”

Bakare also took his place in the Welsh Premier League Team of the Season, alongside Nomads’ captain George Horan, while stopper John Danby was on the bench.

Draper, Edwards and Mullan featured in the top team, as did team-mates Blaine Hudson, Jon Routledge and Ryan Brobbel, while Barry Town duo Macauley Southam-Hales and Chris Hugh are also included, as is Caernarfon goalkeeper Alex Ramsey.

After wrapping up a league and Welsh Cup double, TNS boss Scott Ruscoe landed the Manager of the Season honour, beating Nomads’ Andy Morrison, Cardiff Met’s Christian Edwards and Gavin Chesterfield of Barry Town.

Morrison showed his class by tweeting: “Congratulations to Scott Ruscoe on Welsh Premier League Manager of the Season.

“Two years managing and two titles. Has that even been done at any level of the game? Worthy winner.”

Modou Touray, who spent the campaign on-loan at Barry from Newport County, scooped the Young Player of the Season, while Aeron Edwards won the Goal of the Season for his effort against Nomads and Saints’ Paul Harrison was named Clubman of the Year,

Former Nomads, Rob Hughes and Kai Edwards, meanwhile, have signed for Tier Two outfit Prestatyn Town.

Hughes, released by Nomads at the end of the season, and former Llandudno defender Edwards, have put pen to paper for Neil Gibson’s Seasiders for the 2019/20 campaign.

Defender Edwards had a loan spell at Prestatyn in 2010/11, explaining: “Playing first team football at such a young age with so many experienced players was great for me, and Gibbo gave me that chance.”