Greenscene.me Players of the Month for September
Here at Greenscene.me, we have decided to reward the Irish players that have had a particularly impressive month. The following are the winners for September 2010.
Paddy Kenny – QPR – It has been a simply brilliant month for Paddy Kenny, and one that he can particularly proud of considering the troubles he has had over the last two season. A record of 9 league games played, 2 goals conceded says everything. Kenny has so far not conceded at home and is a big reason why Queens Park Rangers currently sit pretty at the top of the Championship, and why he personally is sitting on top of the Trapattoni index.
Honourable mention goes to David Forde of Millwall who has had an impressive start in the Championship
Darren O’Dea – Ipswich – The Ipswich man has settled very well into his loan spell at Portman Road. A player never fully appreciated by Celtic. O’Dea seems to have found his kindred spirit in Ipswich manager Roy Keane. O’Dea has been a regular presence in the Ipswich defence that has become one of the meanest in the Championship, conceding only 8 goals thus far. Played through the pain barrier at time this month for Ipswich, he had been rewarded for his fine form by being called up the Irish squad for the upcoming fixtures against Russia and Slovakia, but unfortunately had to pull out due to injury. Another player making strides on the Trapattoni index.
Honourable mentions go to Ian Harte of Reading, Eddie Nolan of Scunthorpe and Seamus Coleman of Everton.
Aidan McGeady – Spartak Moscow – Nobody could have expected him to settle this well in Russia, McGeady has already gained the praise of Russian great, Andrei Kanchelskis. McGeady has so far netted his first goal, albeit off his belly, and had 2 assists in his short time in Moscow. Also he was very impressive in helping Spartak Moscow win for the first time on French soil thanks to a 1-0 victory over Marseille. This move looks like being the making of McGeady, and he will hope to get the chance to impress the Russians again at the Aviva next week.
Honouable mentions go to Liam Lawrence of Portsmouth, Keith Treacy of Preston and Wes Hoolahan of Norwich.
Conor Sammon – Kilmarnock. I am sure some people will be reading this and asking Conor Who?, but Sammon has had a particularly impressive September. The striker has found the net 5 times from 7 appearances this term, and has become a very important outlet for Kilmarnock. Scored in Kilmarnock’s recent defeat to Celtic where his physicality caused many problems in the Hoops defence.
Honourble mentions to Anthony Stokes of Celtic and Cillian Sheridan of CSKA Sofia
LEAGUE ONE PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Alan Sheehan – Swindon – The Athlone born player has had a September to remember. Made the Npower League 1 team of the week during September, and then followed that up by winning the man of the match award in Swindon’s impressive win over Huddersfield. The set piece specialist will be delighted with how this month has gone.
Honourable mention to James O’Connor of Sheffield Wednesday and John Thompson of Notts County.
LEAGUE TWO PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Kevin Thornton – Northampton – It has been a month to remember for Thornton. Despite sitting in mid table, Northampton have been making a giant killing name for themselves in September. Thornton was instrumental in Northampton’s victory over Liverpool at Anfield in the League Cup, getting a very important assist. In the earlier round, Thornton scored against Championship side Reading, and scored a penalty in their shoot out victory.
Honourable mention goes to Barry Corr of Southend.