Ameobi, Beevers, Clough and Vela are our nominees for the Player of the Month.
As ever, we’ve named our top four performers of the month, and you choose the winner by voting in the poll, which can be found on the right of the page if you’re on a PC, or scroll down if you’re reading this on a phone.
After September’s big wobble, October was much better. It didn’t start well, with the home defeat to Oxford being the low point of the season, but then a run of wins (including away to Bury) has taken us back to second in the league, and still able to qualify for the knockout stages of the Trophy.
The bad news is, Phil Parkinson is likely to get Manager of the Month again.
Here are the contenders. Polls close on Thursday night at 10pm.
I’ve been very impressed with Ameobi since he arrived on deadline day and his form this month has only improved. Now a regular starter, he also chipped in with a couple of goals, including the incredible effort at Millwall, and is just purely entertaing to watch.
He’s becoming quite a regular on these shortlists. Partnering David Wheater, the two went four league games on the bounce without conceding a goal and in particular had Millwall’s strikers in his pocket at the Den. The song we have is decent as well.
After a slow start to the season, Clough has clicked. Playing from wide in the 4-2-3-1 adopted in recent weeks, Clough finally got off the mark for the season with a couple of goals against Oldham, then following up with the virtuoso performance and another brace from the spot against Bury, and then opening the scoring in last weekend’s win over Port Vale.
Another player who has benefitted from the tactical changes made after the loss to Oxford. Vela has been played further forward and he has regained the form he was showing in the opening few weeks of the season. Vela also bagged a goal at the weekend.