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Ivan Toney nominated for Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month award

Red hot striker up for monthly prize

12 November 2020

The plaudits continue to come for in-form striker Ivan Toney as he is shortlisted for the October Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month award.

Fresh from winning the Give Me Sport Fans' Player of the Month prize and achieving the highest rating of any Championship player for October, according to WhoScored.com, Ivan now has a chance to pick up the official EFL monthly award. 

His nomination follows a month which saw him plunder eight goals in six games to shoot to the top of the Championship scoring charts. The 24-year-old began October with three consecutive braces either side of the international break. 

He struck twice in the first-half of our 4-2 defeat to Preston North End, following that up after the return with both goals in wins over Coventry City and Sheffield Wednesday. Those goals, coupled with his penalty against Millwall in late September, saw him equal the club record for the most consecutive goals scored by one player, which stands at seven.

He then set up Marcus Forss for his first of the afternoon on our trip to Stoke City before netting in back-to-back games to end October. He converted Bryan Mbeumo's cross during our 1-1 draw at home to Norwich City before repeating the trick four days later as we won 3-0 at Luton Town. 

The judging panel of Sky Sports’ EFL expert Don Goodman; EFL Communications Director Mark Rowan and Sky Bet EFL trader Ivor Davies, had this to say about Ivan's start to the season; "Any doubts about his ability to replicate League One form in the Championship were dispelled in a blistering spell of eight goals in six games, showcasing his positioning and poaching instincts, bravery in the air and underrated link-up play."

The summer arrival from Peterborough United is up against Tyrese Campbell (Stoke City), Lucas Joao (Reading), and Tim Krul (Norwich City).

The winner will be announced on brentfordfc.com tomorrow, Friday, morning. 


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