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Sone Aluko named Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month

11 November 2016

Fulham winger Sone Aluko has been named the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month for October.

Back to his dynamic best, mesmerising defenders with his dribbling ability and taking them on both inside and out, Aluko scored with a lovely solo effort against Barnsley, then had a hat-trick of assists in a memorable display against Huddersfield.

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic said: “I am very happy for Sone getting this award as he has worked hard for the team over the past months, so it is a good reward for him.

"We have seen an improvement to our results of late, so it is also a reflection on the whole team, and I want that hard work to continue so that many of my players will be eligible for this award in future months.”

Aluko said: “Personally it’s a great feeling to be recognised with this award. It’s a nice feeling to be publically rewarded for your efforts.

“Ultimately I think it’s a team award. I wouldn’t get this award if the team weren’t winning and it’s a credit to my team-mates and all the staff who have provided me with a platform to play well on.

“The results have gone our way recently and because of this I’ve been able to show my best form.”

Sky Sports’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said: “It’s great to see Sone doing so well under Slavisa Jokanovic at Fulham after he was so unlucky with injuries at Hull.
“He’s clearly a very talented lad and has been a joy to watch in October, taking the game to the opposition, cutting through opposing defences, laying on chance after chance for teammates and scoring goals to boot!”

Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery said: “Left behind in the Championship after his former employers Hull achieved promotion to the Premier League last year, Aluko seems to have found a perfect fit with Fulham. 

“Playing behind Chris Martin he has excelled, creating chance after chance in a mesmerising display against Huddersfield."

The judging panel for the Sky Bet Player of the Month comprises Sky Sports’ EFL expert Don Goodman; EFL Communications Director Mark Rowan, League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery.

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