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Josh Morris named Sky Bet League One Player of the Month

7 October 2016

Scunthorpe United's Josh Morris has been named the Sky Bet League One Player of the Month for September.

He continued the blistering form that won him last month’s award with another five goals from as many games to match his August haul.

Whether scoring, skipping past defenders or slipping passes to team-mates, he is unstoppable just now.

Scunthorpe manager Graham Alexander said: "It's great recognition of Josh's and the team's performance. He's continued his form from the first day of the season and it is another acknowledgement of what he has been doing.

"Every credit to him. He fully deserves it. He won this award in August, but I'd say his performances in September have been even better and it's a great one for Josh to win. It's a great little nod to the team and how the team is doing.

"His performances have been that high, he's been impossible to ignore. As you saw from gaining the first award, it doesn't make him think any different about his performances or himself, he continues to work hard for the team and that's the basis of him winning this award.

"He's a very calm individual and very mature. He knows what he needs to do be in the team and that the team comes first. His work rate for the team is always top notch.”

Morris said: "I'm really delighted with it and didn't see it coming. To win it two months in a row is massive and again thanks have to go to the lads and the manager.

"All I was aiming for after last month’s award was to work hard for the team and see what happened. It's nice to win it again, but to be top of the league is the main thing and carrying on our performances.

"I'll always try my best and again we see what happens after that. Anything can happen, so we just wait and see."

Sky Sports’ Football League pundit Don Goodman said: “Josh Morris is on fire and even scored again in the first game of October to add to his five September goals.
“His form is such that although he won Player of the Month last time, it would be unfair for him not to receive the accolade again this time round.”

Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery said: “What a start to the season for Morris, he showed last month was no fluke by continuing his brilliant start to the campaign.

“We didn’t even quote Morris in our top goalscorer betting to start the season but his blistering start now sees him head the betting.”

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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