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Andy Williams named Sky Bet League 1 Player of the Month

8 January 2016

Doncaster Rovers striker Andy Williams has been named the Sky Bet League 1 Player of the Month for December.

As well as his all-round play in the penalty area, Williams’ wonderfully inventive drag back and Bergkamp-esque finish against Oldham Athletic was the pick of his four goals in as many games.

Doncaster manager Darren Ferguson said: “I am absolutely delighted for Andy, it’s fantastic news for him and the club. Full credit to him, he is flying at the minute and long may it continue.

“His attitude on and off the pitch is brilliant and he deserves this award for his hard work, effort and goals over the last few weeks.”

Williams said: “To win this award is really pleasing, I’m delighted with it and with my form over the Christmas period.

“As a footballer you make a lot of sacrifices and it is nice to be rewarded at the end of it all. I want to thank the lads and all the staff for their support in helping me reach the form that I am in. I would also like to thank the fans for their brilliant support."

Sky Sports’ Football League pundit Don Goodman said: “Andy has been consistently brilliant for Doncaster over the last two months in Sky Bet League 1.

“His goals – eight in the league since the end of October – have proved invaluable for Doncaster and has turned their form around.”

Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery said: “Williams has certainly found his scoring boots, doubling his tally from four to eight league goals in the month of December.

“This has allowed Doncaster to slowly start climbing the Sky Bet League 1 ladder and many of our traders think that Donnie could be a shrewd pick in the second half of the campaign led by the man who bagged 21 goals last campaign."

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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