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Nolan is Championship Player of the Month.

November 4th, 2009 | 10 Comments |

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Newcastle United top goal scorer Kevin Nolan takes the October 2009 award for Championship Player of the Month.

Nolan seems to have settled nicely into his attacking midfield/backup striker role and managed to pip Leicester City’s Matt Fryatt to get the award. Furthermore, Alan Smith claimed 4th place in the voting.

The full results were – Keven Nolan: 24.56%, Matt Fryatt: 21.85%, Peter Wittingham: 12.21%, Alan Smith: 9.63%, Michael Chopra: 3.66%, Others: 28.09%.

Gary Speed, speaking before the Blades game, paid tribute to Nolan:

We don’t need to be reminded how dangerous Kevin is. He’s got a great eye for a goal.

He is a great player and I speak to him quite a bit. I enjoyed the couple of years that I played alongside him and I thought we complemented each other well.

He is a leader on the pitch and gives 100 per cent in every game and on the training pitch. He is a good footballer and it is no surprise to me than he has been banging them in this season.” (more…)