April Player of the Month winners introduced

April’s Sky Bet Player of the Month winners are as follows;


Sky Bet Championship: Arnaut Danjuma (Bournemouth)

Bournemouth forward Arnaut Danjuma has been named the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month for April. 

A second straight nomination for the flamboyant forward who both scored or assisted 10 of Bournemouth’s 18 goals in April. The motion, tempo, balance, all have been on present in his 5 goals, which included an outstanding strike at Norwich.

Danjuma said: “I’m very happy to raise this trophy and very happy with the way in which I’ve been taking part in.

“If I can contribute to the team and assist them to get the wins then I’m happy, and I really feel like I’ve been doing that.

“My favorite moment of April was the goal against Norwich the place I scored within the top corner. It was a vital recreation for the team and an enormous win for us.

“It is a great trophy however the greatest one for us is to hopefully get back into the Premier League.”

Sky Sports activities’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said: “Danjuma has been some of the constant players within the Championship down the stretch, and he was not possible to disregard with reference to this award.

“The attacker was nothing short of sensational in April, racking up ten direct goal involvements throughout Bournemouth’s sturdy run of kind.”

Sky Bet EFL dealer Ivor Davies said: “Bournemouth’s Arnaut Danjuma was in excellent kind as soon as once more throughout April because the Dutch forward scored 5 goals and assisted an additional 5 as he helped his side cement a top six finish.

“Bournemouth at the moment are into 2/1 to be promoted straight back to the Premier League on the first time of asking.”


Sky Bet League One: Josh Magennis (Hull City)

Hull City striker Josh Magennis has been named the Sky Bet League One Player of the Month for April.

Six goals and an assist for the Northern Irishman who timed the best scoring run of his English membership career to perfection as Hull clinched promotion. He confirmed his versatility, mixing scientific low strikes and highly effective headers.

Hull manager Grant McCann said: “Josh has been excellent all season. From the turn of the year, his return has been unbelievable and he’s getting higher and higher.

“For him to get six in six in April, at such a crucial time of the season, was enormous for us. We’re delighted for him.”

Magennis said: “I’m over the moon. First and foremost, you wish to get promoted and win the league, however to hit kind at such an important time for us all was completely sensible.

“It’s the stuff you dream of – scoring goals, scoring winners and winning promotion. It’s one of many best runs I’d had; I just felt assured and I knew the team would create possibilities for me.

“I’m very pleased with not solely myself however the team as a result of I might be nowhere with out them, and for the gaffer for trusting me. It’s a proud moment for me and we received promoted so I’m happy.”

Sky Sports activities’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said: “While you’re so close to the finish line and the possibilities come, it’s very important that they’re taken and there was no finer instance in April than Hull’s Josh Magennis.

“As City racked up the points and inched nearer to promotion glory, the Northern Irishman stored his side on the straight and slim, knocking in six crucial goals in the course of the month of April.”

Sky Bet EFL dealer Ivor Davies said: “On the age of 30, Hull Striker Josh Magennis is taking part in a number of the best football of his career under the steering of fellow Northern Irishman Grant McCann.

“Magennis netted one other six goals in April to take his tally to 18 league goals for the season, serving to the Tigers win League One (12/1 shot earlier than a ball was kicked) and safe promotion back to the Championship on the first time of asking.

“Magennis was 33/1 to win the League One Golden Boot in September, and though he can now not win it he has an outside chance of sneaking into the locations if he scores a minimum of a brace of their last recreation against Charlton.”

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Sky Bet League Two: Ian Henderson (Salford City)

Salford City striker Ian Henderson has been named the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month for April. 

Henderson is ending the season as he started it – in kind. It wasn’t just his six goals and an assist, it was the timing and significance of his strikes, which included an excellent volley at Forest Inexperienced and late winners against Stevenage and Bradford.

Salford manager Gary Bowyer said: “It’s an excellent reflection of the shape that he’s been in and how he’s played, and clearly his goals stand out.

“He’s a mannequin professional, he’s a fantastic instance to a number of the young lads that in case you look after your self you’ll be able to delay your career, and he’s an intelligent lad as well.

“From a footballing point of view, it’s not just his goals it’s his work fee, his urgent, his power rubs off on all people else and he’s been fantastic to work with.

“Hopefully there’s nonetheless extra to come from him on Saturday to try and get him into the 20s.”

Sky Sports activities’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said: “Ian Henderson just retains on doing what he does best, sticking the ball within the back of the net. At a massively vital time of the season for Salford, the veteran striker was scientific, bagging six occasions and delivering at just the precise time with late winners over each Bradford and Stevenage.”

Sky Bet EFL dealer Ivor Davies said: “Evergreen Ian Henderson remains to be some of the achieved finishers in League Two and the Salford striker added six extra goals throughout April to take his tally to 17 for the season to assist spearhead Salford’s assault on the top 7 which was wanting  so good, previous to last weekend’s shock defeat to Colchester.

“Henderson was put in because the 7/1 second-favourite for the Golden Boot earlier than a ball was kicked and though Mullin had that award wrapped up way back, Henderson may come second and reward each-way backers for his or her religion in him.

“Extra importantly, he’ll seeking to lead from the entrance as soon as once more to make certain his side will get the win on Saturday and hope outcomes are sort elsewhere for the Ammies to make the Play-Offs, which they’re at the moment 9/2 to do.”

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The judging panel for the Sky Bet Player of the Month contains Sky Sports activities’ EFL knowledgeable Don Goodman; EFL Communications Director Mark Rowan and Sky Bet EFL dealer Ivor Davies.


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