The January winners of the Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month Award are…
Sky Bet Championship
Sammy Ameobi – NOTTINGHAM FOREST v Millwall – 16th January
Nottingham Forest striker Sammy Ameobi is the Sky Bet Championship Goal of the Month winner for January, receiving 44% of the general public vote.
There was no trace of what was to come as Ameobi ambled into the Millwall half. Abruptly he exploded into life, exchanging passes with Alex Mighten earlier than curling home exquisitely.
Ameobi said: “It’s a great feeling, it was team goal beginning with Brice [Samba] and Alex [Mighten] so yeah, I’m really happy with this award.
“I used to be feeling fairly drained on the time, to be sincere! However I noticed Alex coming in so I assumed possibly I might get a one-two from him and I didn’t assume I’d hit it first time. However he set it off so properly that I just needed to whip it and it went in.
“I’ve acquired a pair now so it’s all the time good and hopefully lengthy might it continue.
“I’m feeling good now, I used to be back coaching from the end of last week and I believe the manager just needed me to get a little bit of fitness and coaching under my belt earlier than I got here back in and hopefully that’ll be sooner quite than later.
“We’ve been selecting up some good outcomes and we’ve been taking part in really well as of late and it’s beginning to present. We’ve been really unfortunate with a few video games together with Swansea away however the extra we play like that, the extra outcomes we’ll decide up shifting forward.”
Ameobi beat off competition from Studying’s John Swift and Swansea City’s Matt Grimes.
Sky Bet League One
Luke McCormick – Crewe Alexandra v BRISTOL ROVERS – 19th January
Bristol Rovers midfielder Luke McCormick is the Sky Bet League One Goal of the Month winner for January, receiving 43% of the general public vote.
Some goals are merely unstoppable. You needed to really feel for Crewe keeper Dave Richards as McCormick bent his free-kick across the wall and into the top corner in a flash of brilliance.
McCormick said: “I’m delighted to obtain this award and I wish to thank all of the Rovers followers who voted for me.
“The goal itself was a candy strike and a method that I usually practise throughout coaching – so to see it come off throughout a sport was pleasing!
“Whereas I used to be happy with the goal, I might have traded all of it in for the three points on the night time.”
McCormick beat off competition from Swindon City’s Scott Twine and Northampton City’s Danny Rose.
Sky Bet League Two
Davis Keillor-Dunn – OLDHAM ATHLETIC v Salford City – 30th January
Oldham Atheltic winger Davis Keillor-Dunn is the Sky Bet League Two Goal of the Month winner for January, receiving 43% of the general public vote.
The transformed winger was coolness personified because the ball broke to him. Sizing up the target space, he swept probably the most laconic of pictures off his instep in a pleasant arc into the Salford net.
Keillor-Dunn said: “The goal itself, I believe it is extra of the event it was scored and what it meant for everybody on the time. It was a pleasant tidy instinctive finish and with it being late on and the winner it’s up there with one among my best efforts.
“It’s great to get an award like this and caps off a really good month for me once I look back at it. It’s as much as me now although to maintain performing persistently and look to maintain including goals to my sport.
“A big thanks to the supporters who voted for it too, it’s massively appreciated and it’s all the time good to know they’re backing you although they nonetheless can’t be right here in individual with us.”
Keillor-Dunn beat off competition from Cambridge United’s Jack Iredale and Scunthorpe United’s Alfie Beestin.