CAERNARFON Town manager Sean Eardley and skipper Nathan Craig have been shortlisted for two high-profile awards.

The influential duo have been the lynchpins of the Canaries’ exceptional start to life in the JD Welsh Premier League after securing promotion with the Huws Gray Alliance title last term, and Eardley is up for the WPL’s manager of the Month Award for November after guiding his squad to a superb run of results.

This included a memorable triumph at all-conquering champions The New Saints and an impressive 2-0 home victory over Cardiff Met, leaving the Cofis’ within touching distance of a top six berth at the split ahead of a busy series of festive fixtures.

Eardley is competing with Aberystwyth Town manager Nev Powell, Bala Town’s Colin Caton and Carmarthen Town boss Neil Smother for the accolade.

Talisman Craig’s scintillating form has him up for the Welsh Premier League Player of the Month for November, with the captain turning in a series of memorable performances to further enhance his growing reputation as one of the best players at his position anywhere in the country.

The left-footer, who is sure to be in strong consideration for the Wales C squad ahead of their upcoming international against England at the home of Salford City next year, is lethal from set-pieces and is an extremely calming influence on the ball which has been a huge contributing factor in their initial success in the top flight.

Also shortlisted for the distinction are Bala Town’s Steven Tames, Aberystwyth Town playmaker Declan Walker and Carmarthen Town star Luke Thomas.

Anyone wishing to vote for the Canaries’ duo can do so on the Welsh Premier League’s Twitter page @WPL_Official.