EVER-PRESENT Cameron Norman was voted by Argus readers as their Newport County AFC player of the season ahead of League Two stars Finn Azaz and Dom Telford.

The 26-year-old defender enjoyed a superb first season at Rodney Parade after arriving from Walsall.

Norman showed why Michael Flynn made him his first summer target by slotting in impressively down the right, filling the void left by Liam Shephard.

He was one of just six outfield players to feature in all 46 League Two games, joined in the club by former Exiles Jamille Matt and his Forest Green teammates Jack Aitchison, Northampton’s Mitch Pinnock, Tranmere’s Peter Clarke and Harrogate’s George Thomson.

Norman made 45 starts and impressed with his energy down the right whether as a full-back or wing-back, while he also showed his versatility when slotting in as a central defender.

South Wales Argus: INFLUENTIAL: County defender Cameron NormanINFLUENTIAL: County defender Cameron Norman

He ended third on County’s list of assists with five, although they dried up in the second half of the campaign, and scored the last-gasp winner at Leyton Orient in January.

His exploits have attracted the attention of Scottish Premiership side St Mirren with County boss James Rowberry revealing last week that they had turned down an offer for the defender, who is under contract for next season.

It was a vote for the underdogs with Norman getting 43 per cent of the vote and Mickey Demetriou 36 per cent.

Scot Bennett came third ahead of Finn Azaz and Dom Telford, who were both included in the League Two team of the year at the EFL awards.

County held their official awards ceremony after Saturday's finale against Rochdale.

Telford received his League Two golden boot after the game and then was named the players’ player of the season, supporters’ club player of the season and won the Patrons Cup for player of the season.

Azaz, fresh from being named as League Two young player of the season at the EFL awards, won the club’s young player of the season and supporters’ club away player of the season gongs.

The Aston Villa prospect also won goal of the season – selected by manager James Rowberry – for his superb control and finish in the home win against Port Vale.

Demetriou won the player of the season awards from the Clwb Spytty, Disabled Supporters Association, the Supporters’ Trust and Exiles Together.

Captain Matty Dolan won the Ray Taylor fair play award, Norman won the Reg Parsons Trophy for most appearances and midfielder Jack Karadogan won the Rob Dare Award for his efforts for the academy.

The women’s team awards saw Chelsea Shane win manager’s player of the season while Keeley Jones won the honour from her teammates.

Richard Wadeson and Kath Valhos won the walking football players’ player of the season awards.