Doncaster Rovers striker John Marquis has been named the Sky Bet League One Player of the Month for September.
Six goals in five games for the prolific forward who is loving life in Rovers’ new-look attack, which perfectly suits his mobility and adventure. His goals were easy on the eye, too, the best of which was a deft chip at Peterborough United.
Doncaster manager Grant McCann said: “He has got a real hunger and desire to win, John, and he shows it every single day in training. He drives standards every day, he wants better from him and he wants better from his team-mates. He is reaping the rewards of his hard work.”
Marquis said: “It has been a successful month for us as a team and myself – to score six goals in a month has been good. The manager has put a lot of confidence and belief into us to do well and keep doing what we believe are the right things.
“We believe that we have a squad of players that can be looking to challenge for promotion, so we are looking at top six at least, and if we can be in and around the play-offs come the end of season.”
Sky Sports’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said: “Marquis’ fantastic month culminated in two goals, his 49th and 50th for Doncaster, scored on his 100th appearance.
“A goals to game ratio of 1:2 for a modern striker, who also contributes so much to build up play, is an exceptional record and Doncaster’s fortunes this season will go hand in hand with Marquis’.”
🗣 “The goals are going in, I'm plodding on quite nicely as it is!”— Sky Bet League One (@SkyBetLeagueOne) 5 October 2018
Reach 100 @EFL appearances for @drfc_official ✅
Score six goals in five games ✅
Win player of the month ✅
Quite a September for @JohnMarquis09 👇🏽 pic.twitter.com/E0JvIOG6Yb