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Sullay Kaikai named Sky Bet League 1 Player of the Month

8 April 2016

Shrewsbury Town midfielder Sullay Kaikai has been named the Sky Bet League 1 Player of the Month for March.

Five goals from five games after re-joining on loan from Crystal Palace, one as a second-half substitute, triggered Shrewsbury’s climb out of the bottom four. A stunning dribble and shot against Port Vale showcased his directness and eye for goal.

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon said: “I’m absolutely delighted for him, it’s thoroughly deserved – everyone associated with the football club will vouch for that.

“It’s just reward for a fantastic month from a great young player. He’s a talented lad and got a very promising future ahead of him.”

Kaikai said: “I'm honoured and excited to have won such a prestigious award.

“It’s been a good month for me but also a decent one for the club and hopefully we can continue to pick up points this month.

“I’m enjoying my time at Shrewsbury and the award is recognition for all the hard work that all of the team has put in.

“The fans have been great to me since I have come back to the club and our aim is to continue to give them football that they can be proud of.”

Sky Sports’ Football League pundit Don Goodman said: “To score five goals from midfield in one month as Kaikai has done is an outstanding achievement.
“The Shrews have made a marked improvement in recent weeks, going unbeaten in March and his contributions went a long way towards that terrific achievement.”

The judging panel for the Sky Bet Player of the Month comprises Sky Sports Football League expert Don Goodman; Football League Head of Communications John Nagle; League Managers Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery. 

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