Former St Johnstone star Danny McNamara has won the Young Player of the Year award at Millwall following his form over the course of the season.

McNamara was Callum Davidson’s starting right-back at St Johnstone during a six-month loan stint at the start of this season. He has since returned south of the border to feature for Millwall, where he has made his Den debut and has 17 appearances under his belt.

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McNamara has shone for Millwall. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

It’s a great achievement for the Irish youth international, awarded on the same weekend where St Johnstone made the Scottish Cup final. McNamara said (MFC): “I’m over the moon. I’ve just been told so being awarded that is a dream. I hope I can carry it on into next season.

“I didn’t expect to play as many games as I have, but I came in against Boreham Wood and then played at Bournemouth, a game we should have won. It’s been a surreal last six months for me but it’s been brilliant. I was shocked when I was told I’d be starting, I didn’t think it would come so soon.

“I had to get my head around it and prepare how I normally prepare. It was a great night. My family are over the moon for me. It’s a shame that they can’t be there as they would be every game, but next season they will be and it will be special for all of us.”

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