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Norris On Shortlist

Striker nominated for Player of the Month Award

2 October 2018

Luke Norris is on the shortlist for Sky Bet League Two's best player for September.

He has scored five goals in five appearances during the month, helping the U's to their current fifth place in the league table.

Unsurprisingly, his opposition for the award comes from players at clubs around the U's at the top, with Exeter, Oldham and Lincoln represented by Piece Sweeney, Sam Surridge and Jason Shackell respectively.

The judging panel consists of Sky Sports’ EFL expert Don Goodman; League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet EFL Trader Mikey Mumford and they will announce a winner on Friday morning.

Here's the lowdown of the contribution each nominee has made - 

Luke Norris (Colchester United) – striker
Sheer hard work was the foundation of a stunning September for Norris with five goals and two assists in five games. His goals came in all shapes and sizes, including a thirty yard piledriver of a free-kick in the win at Cheltenham.

Jason Shackell (Lincoln City) – central defender
An astute summer signing by Danny Cowley, Shackell has added strength and experience to a Lincoln defence which conceded just three goals in five matches. The bonus was his late winners against Macclesfield and MK Dons.

Sam Surridge (Oldham Athletic) - striker
Five goals in four games for the twenty year old Bournemouth loanee. A strong runner who loves to take on defenders, his power in the air brought two headed goals, including a stooping effort inches off the ground against Crawley.

Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) – full-back
A right-back with an eye for a slide-rule pass and a dangerous cross, Sweeney also contributed three goals in September. A towering header against Notts County was bettered by a stunning low twenty yard volley versus Cheltenham.


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