Manchester City striker Denis Suarez is up for the 2012 Northwest Football Awards' Rising Star accolade.

Suarez has been the stand-out player in Attilio Lombardo's EDS side so far in this season and has bagged three goals this campaign.

The Spain U19 striker will go up against a host of young talent including Blackpool's Thomas Ince and Apostolos Vellios of Everton.