Lincoln City playmaker Morgan Rogers has been awarded the EFL’s Younger Player of the Month award for March.
The England Under 18s star, who’s on-loan on the Imps from Manchester City, scored three goals within the month, which all got here in consecutive video games and included some beautiful strikes.
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“I used to be happy and a bit shocked as I don’t really take into consideration issues like that,” said Rogers.
“I used to be really happy to have received the award and respect whoever selected me to win it.
“In all probability as a person goal the Rochdale one was my favorite. I most well-liked the build-up play that led as much as it earlier than, once we have been a bit deeper on the ball, then clearly been in a position to get in to the final third and then to finish it off – it’s just the all-round play that I favor.
“I preferred that essentially the most however so long as the ball is within the net I’m just happy and I don’t really thoughts the way in which it goes in to be honest.”
Since signing for Lincoln in January, Rogers has scored six goals in what has been a breakthrough marketing campaign for the 18-year-old in Sky Bet League One.
“It’s the challenge that I wished and the challenge I now have.
“I knew it could be powerful, however I felt like that was the following a part of my development to play in League One in order soon as I heard teams have been I used to be undoubtedly up for it and I wouldn’t have had it some other approach.
“Initially it was a dialog between me and Man City and getting different individuals’s opinions a couple of loan move. I agreed with what a variety of these individuals needed to say about Lincoln been the best alternative for me to get me to my best and develop as a player.”
A friend of reigning EFL Younger Player of the Yr Jude Bellingham, Rogers hopes that he can make the same affect.
“Once you see individuals earlier than who’ve carried out it and the success that it’s introduced them and the experiences it’s introduced them it undoubtedly makes you wish to do the identical factor and comply with of their footsteps to try and progress.
“These individuals who’ve carried out it earlier than and proved themselves within the EFL encourage individuals like me.
“I do know Jude personally so I’ve seen the event he’s had from once we have been each young and enjoying against one another week in week out to now.
“It undoubtedly offers you that drive that individuals round you have got been so profitable and have improved and bought higher.
“I converse to him very often and we at all times converse to one another about our video games and what we’re as much as.
“I’m proud with the way in which he’s gone about his path thus far and he’s killing it on the moment and that’s a testomony to the individual and the player that he’s.”