Andy Lonergan scoops the award
I’ve chosed Andy Lonergan as our player of the month for October. Throughout his time as a Trotter he’s played second fiddle to Adam Bogdan and has always provided solid cover for the Hungarian. However, this time round I feel he’s really taken full grasp of this opportunity and it is thought that Neil Lennon may not look to change things once Bogdan is back.
Lonergan’s attitude has always been fantastic and while his distribution has been off at times, his reactions allowed him to pull off some tremendous saves- notably against Birmingham to deny Demarai Gray.
Coming close in second for me is Chung Yong Lee. Under Neil Lennon the Korean has been given a new lease of life and while he’d operated in this new central role under Dougie Freedman, he was never given the freedom that Lennon’s system gives him.
Also worth special mentions are Dorian Dervite, Matt Mills and Darren Pratley. Both Dervite and Mills have formed a pretty solid partnership with both comfortable with the ball both in the air and on the ground. Neither had a brilliant game against Norwich but I’m backing them to bounce back for the Cardiff tie. Pratley may be a bit of a surprise for some of you, but as I always say his effort is tremendous. I asked you a week or so ago as to whether his effort outweighs his technical difficulties, but I think he’s getting better on the ball and as he continues to improve this aspect of his game his performances improve.
Who would you have picked as your player of the month? Leave your thoughts below.