Oxford United defender Greg Leigh is the winner of the Sky Bet League 1 Player of the Month award for September.
Greg’s first month with the U’s was a memorable one with three goals to help the side top the league table and led to Greg, who is currently away on international duty with Jamaica, winning the divisional award, something he is very proud of:
“I am really grateful for the award and look forward to collecting it when I get back to Oxford” he told us. “You always want to make a good first impression when you join a new club and that whole month was a really good one for the whole team.
“It’s not often that the award is won by a defender so I’ll accept it on behalf of the defence. Maybe me scoring a few goals caught the eye but more importantly we have been keeping clean sheets and looking very solid at the back. Long may that continue.”
Liam Manning told us
"Greg settled in really well. The goals were a bonus but he fitted into the defence extremely well. We had some really strong candidates and excellent performances within the team and it's nice for the players to get recognition for what was a really good month."
The Manager of the Month award was won by John Mousinho of Portsmouth.