NEWPORT County AFC's season may have been stopped in its tracks by coronavirus pandemic but Argus readers still get their annual chance to honour their top performer.

With 10 games left to play in their League Two campaign, voting is open for the Exiles' player of the year and six of Michael Flynn's squad are in the running for the award.

Left-back Ryan Haynes, utility man Scot Bennett, midfielders Josh Sheehan and Joss Labadie, striker Padraig Amond and goalkeeper Tom King are the candidates after strong campaigns for the club.

In the coming days we will give the lowdown on those who could land the honour, with today's nominee PADRAIG AMOND looking to repeat last season's win…

South Wales Argus:

The Irish forward has been a huge hit since heading to Rodney Parade from Hartlepool in the summer of 2017.

Amond landed the player of the year honour last season thanks to a remarkable campaign in which he struck 23 goals to help the Exiles reach the fifth round of the FA Cup and make it to the League Two play-off final at Wembley.

The 32-year-old might not quite have hit those heights but his 2019/20 campaign can still be considered a fine one with 13 goals in 42 appearances.

Amond signed a fresh contract in the autumn that will keep him in Newport until 2022 – and the forward doesn't intend to slow up.

When he netted against Grimsby in February it brought up his half-century in amber

"I hope there are plenty more to come," he said. "Hopefully I'll get at least another 50.

"I've got 50 in two-and-a-half years so hopefully I can get another 50 in two-and-a-half years more [that I've got left on my contract]. Maybe more.

"That's the plan, hopefully I can score as many goals as possible and keep the club climbing up the leagues.

"If the strikers are scoring goals, that probably means the team is getting better results rather than losing games or drawing games."

South Wales Argus:

Amond has been prolific for Accrington Stanley, Morecambe, Grimsby and Hartlepool.

He may have scored just one in his last 11 games before the coronavirus pandemic but the striker remains the man who County fans want their team's chances to fall to.

"By his own his standards maybe he hasn't quite lived up to the first few years of his time in Newport but he is still the top scorer," said Argus football writer Andrew Penman.

"He was in and out of the team in the months before the suspension and is still comfortably the best finisher in the squad and the man most likely to get County a goal when they need it."

Vote from the six-strong shortlist: HERE