A TEENAGE East End season ticket-holder and a West Fife author have both been shortlisted for prizes at a national awards ceremony.

Pars fan Ben Crawford, 19, and Celtic supporter Paul John Dykes, who hails from the town, have both been shortlisted for accolades at the Football Content Awards 2020.

The ceremony, which is due to take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in November, celebrates the best in online football media, recognising content from across the UK.

Ben (above), who sits in the Norrie McCathie Stand with dad Michael, has been recognised for his Youtube videos charting the highs and lows of following Athletic, as well as taking in neutral games across the country, by being shortlisted for the Best Young Content Creator award.

His online channel has around 4,500 subscribers and, speaking to Press Sport, he said: “At the start of the season, I was hoping the 2019/20 season would be the season I would eventually go for this awards ceremony at the end of it and, ultimately, the first light of that was the Dundee derby video I did way back in August.

“I suppose that led to it keep continuing for the rest of the season. I can only really thank the people that watch my videos really because I had to ask them to vote for me to get me nominated for it, and getting the email from the Football Content Awards people that I was nominated was the icing on the cake for a season that obviously didn’t finish the way I wanted it to. There was still plenty of opportunities to come but it was a good way to finish off the season.”

Paul, whose podcast ‘A Celtic State of Mind’ was an award-winner two years ago, has been shortlisted for the best international podcast, where one of the other finalists is Simon Ferry’s ‘Open Goal’.

Guests on his show have included Neil Lennon, Jim Craig and, last week, John Barnes, which Paul described as a “compelling” conversation.

He said: “During lockdown, I’ve produced a podcast every single day, and even if it’s half-an-hour of somebody’s day where they can escape, have a laugh, go on to Twitter and say the interview was good, bad or indifferent, at least it’s allowing them to focus on something they enjoy which is their football team.”

Voting remains open until midnight tonight (Thursday) at https://footballcontentawards.com/2020-voting/.