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Cheltenham Town's rising star Jacob Greaves wins EFL Young Player of the Month

The defender, who's on-loan from Hull City, played his part in an unbeaten September in Sky Bet League Two for Michael Duff's side

8 October 2019

Cheltenham Town defender Jacob Greaves has been awarded the EFL’s Young Player of the Month award for September.

The 19-year-old centre back is currently on loan at the Sky Bet League Two side from Championship club, Hull City.

He played every match in September, in a run which saw Michael Duff’s team unbeaten in the league.

Speaking about receiving the award, Greaves said: I'm delighted to receive the award. I think it's recognition for the performances that I've put in and the performances that the teams put in throughout September.

"I've come here and I've impressed people and that's what I was aiming to do. There's big competition for this award so it's a great one to get. 

"There's always ways to improve though and that's what I'm looking to do now. 

Greaves, who is the son of former Tigers defender Mark Greaves, signed a new three-year deal with Hull before completing his loan move to the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.

And he is already impressing his new manager Michael Duff, who believes Greaves he should be playing Sky Bet Championship football next season. 

Greaves added: "The gaffer (Michael Duff) has been brilliant with me. Obviously he's a former centre-half himself and has played in the Premier League.

"He's always talking to me about what I need to do. He keeps telling me to keep my shoulders turned and keep concentrating out on the pitch, so it's been great working with him.

"All the boys here want promotion and we're all hungry for it. I just want to play as many games as possible, do as well as I can and see what happens."

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