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Sky Bet Championship: February Player of the Month winner

Birmingham City forward Che Adams has been named the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month for February.

8 March 2019

Always a talent, Adams has added consistency, work rate and team play to his game this season.

February’s tally of six goals in five games featured two individual efforts against Blackburn Rovers and a hat-trick at QPR.

Birmingham City manager Garry Monk said: “We’re delighted for Che, it’s thoroughly deserved. He has had a very good season so far and has consistently been a threat for us.

“It comes off the back of hard work. Che appreciates and respects the work that needs to be done for the team and, when that happens, everything else comes: the goals, the assists, helping to get the results.

“And I am sure Che will be first to tell you that his teammates have also played such a big part in the individual success he has enjoyed to date.”

Adams said: “It’s an honour to receive this award, I’m really grateful. I’ve felt good and confident in front of goal and I managed to be clinical during the month.

“But I wouldn’t be able to do any of this without the manager, his staff and the rest of the players.

“We are a really united team at Birmingham, everyone does their bit. We all have a good understanding of what our roles are and I’m benefitting from that, as well as regular game time.”

Sky Sports’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said: “Adams has been a revelation under Garry Monk, finding consistency to go with his undoubted talent, thus proving himself to be one of the most exciting young players in the EFL.

“He’s flourished alongside Lukas Jutkiewicz, and his record since the turn of the year has been better than a goal a game.”

Sky Bet EFL trader Ivor Davies said: “Che Adams is the main reason for Birmingham’s push up the table in recent months and he was in outstanding form again in February scoring six goals in five games. That puts him on 21 for the season - three behind Teemu Pukki in the top scorer charts.

“Adams is currently into 10/1 from 33/1 at the start of the month to be the leading marksman in the Sky Bet Championship come the end of the season.”

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