McParland wrote in the Daily Mail: "He had a great experience the other night when he picked up the Ian Frodsham Young Player of the Year award from the Liverpool Supporters' Club at Anfield.
"It's been a big year for Jerome moving to the club from West Bromwich Albion and making his senior debut against them to become the club's youngest ever player at 16 years and six days.
"The supporters branch was surprised that he requested 10 tickets for the event but it was because all of his family came up from the Midlands while his headmaster from Rainhill High, the school where we place a number of our lads, also came along.
"It was a proud moment for him, the staff and the other five lads we took along from the academy.
"Jerome has been training regularly with the first team but we decided to take him out of the action for four or five weeks recently because we felt he had done a little too much and we want him to come back bigger and stronger next season.
"It's amazing to think he is still on schoolboy registration forms because he is coming along well."