An AFC Wimbledon player has been recognised as an outstanding young professional and named 'League One Apprentice of the Year'.

Anthony Hartigan was selected with two other candidates, Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon and Stevenage’s Ben Wilmot from , League One, Sky Bet Championship and League Two respectively.

Hartigan said: “It’s great, I can’t really put into words how I feel right now. I’ve worked really hard this year both on and off the pitch and it is nice to get rewarded for all the hard work I’ve put in.

“There are so many people to thank. Obviously the manager sticks out, but all of the first-team staff and the players have all helped me settle and feel really welcome.”

The awards, held on April 15, recognise the outstanding young professionals at EFL Clubs who excel both on and off the pitch.

Players registered as first or second year apprentices, or first year professionals, if started on an Apprenticeship contract and then converted at 17 to a pro contract are eligible for this award.