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EFL Young Player of the Month - September

Norwich City's Jamal Lewis earns September accolade...

19 October 2018

Norwich City's Jamal Lewis has been awarded the EFL Young Player of the Month accolade for his performances throughout September...

The Canaries finished the month unbeaten, winning five of six games, with the only three points to slip away coming against local rivals Ipswich Town, to climb up the Championship table and into play-off contention.

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.

Lewis impressed throughout the month, receiving plaudits aplenty for his mature performance as part of the resolute Norwich City backline. Daniel Farke's side kept three clean sheets in just five Sky Bet Championship games, whilst also progressing in the Carabao Cup against Wycombe Wanderers.

The Academy Graduate also earned international recognition with Northern Ireland, registering 90 minutes in the Nations League defeat against Bosnia & Herzegovina before impressing in the 3-0 victory against Israel.

Upon receiving the Award, Lewis said: “It's a nice achievement to have, but of course it helps with the team performances we put in during September. It's a proud moment for me, a nice milestone and hopefully I can kick on and improve.

"I set myself some targets this year, to be involved more in the attacking phase whilst also remaining responsible at the back. The results have reflected well, it always helps individual performances when the team is winning games.

"QPR was probably the highlight of the month. I felt I put in a good performance and it seemed to play out like a home game for the team. We really dominated the proceedings, set the tempo and we could have won by a bigger margin."

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