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EFL Young Player of the Month - October

Tranmere Rovers' on-loan midfielder Harvey Gilmour earns October accolade...

23 November 2018

Tranmere Rovers' Harvey Gilmour has been awarded the EFL Young Player of the Month for his performances throughout October...

A first professional goal, two match winners and four league wins in the month for Rovers - it was certainly one to remember for the 19-year old.

Arriving at the Club on-loan from Sky Bet Championship side Sheffield United in the summer, Gilmour has grasped the opportunity of first-team football and established himself as an important part of Micky Mellon's side.

Gilmour struck twice against Morecambe at the Globe Arena, the first a stooping header before a dramatic later winner as Tranmere edged a seven-goal thriller on the road.

A week later, Gilmour continued his and Tranmere's run of good league form with a lovely placed finish from the edge of the area to earn his side a 1-0 win against Macclesfield Town.

Gilmour also featured in the 1-0 win against League Two leaders at the time, Lincoln City, and also the impressive 5-1 victory against Crawley Town.

Upon receiving the award, Gilmour said: "I'm delighted - obviously it is my first loan so you want to make a good impression, not just for yourself, but for a young player looking to get some game time.

"To be fair, I was as surprised as anyone! I don't usually score many goals, so to see two go in, including the match winner late in the game, gives you a lot of confidence.

"I think we were strong as a team for most of the month. The victory against Lincoln City proved we could compete with those sides at the top of the division, and hopefully come the end of the season we'll be up there with them."

He added: "I've loved every minute of my time here so far. There is only so much you can progress playing Under-23s football, so it has really helped me improve as a player." 

This season marks the 10th year of an award that aims to highlight and celebrate the outstanding work EFL Clubs do in developing the next generation of young players.

New for this season, all contenders for the Award have to be a Club Developed player, which is defined as a player who has been registered with the relevant Club for a minimum of 12 months prior to the end of his U19 season.


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