Player of the Round 2017/18

OLDHAM ATHLETIC’S CRAIG DAVIES WINS CHECKATRADE TROPHY PLAYER OF THE ROUND

23rd January 2018

Oldham Athletics’ Craig Davies has picked up the Checkatrade Player of the Round Award for his outstanding performance against Leicester U21’s in the Third Round of the Checkatrade Trophy. Supporter Diane Blythe won the opportunity to present the striker with his well-deserved award.

Davies led the Oldham line superbly and came out on top in a match-long tussle with Leicester City’s Premier League winner Robert Huth. His two goals on the night included a smart toe-poked finish to a flowing move as Oldham progressed with a 4-2 victory.

Craig Davies, Checkatrade Trophy Player of the Round, commented, “It’s very nice to receive the accolade, I got told yesterday so I was pleased with that and of course even happier to reach the next Round.

“A few of the team have played at Wembley before but I’ve never actually played there so it’s a great opportunity to get through to the Semi-Finals. Going to Wembley would be massive for anybody so hopefully we can achieve that.”

Diane Blythe, the winning fan, said, “As an Oldham supporter, the obvious choice of vote was for Davies, however, his performance against Leicester U21’s made him a worthy winner for the Player of the Round. The Checkatrade Trophy is a great competition and it would be amazing if we can keep performing and take another step closer to Wembley!”

Craig Davies was joined on the shortlist by other standout performers from the Checkatrade Trophy:

• Charly Musonda (Chelsea)
• Dean Henderson (Shrewsbury Town)
• Jordy Hiwula (Fleetwood Town)
• Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town)

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CHARLTON ATHLETIC’S REECO HACKETT-FAIRCHILD WINS CHECKATRADE TROPHY PLAYER OF THE ROUND

Friday 22nd December

Charlton Athletic’s Reeco Hackett-Fairchild has picked up the Checkatrade Player of the Round Award for his outstanding performance against Swansea City U21s in Round Two of the Checkatrade Trophy Addicks supporter Terry Buckle won the opportunity to present the striker with his well-earned award.

The 19-year-old scored twice in just his second senior start, helping his side earn a 3-2 win against Swansea City U21s. Both goals were memorable as Hackett-Fairchild found himself with his back to goal – the first was a smart turn and shot before his improvised hooked finish helped his side through to Round Three of the Checkatrade Trophy.

Reeco Hackett-Fairchild, Checkatrade Trophy Player of the Round, said: “Our performance as a team against Swansea City U21s got us one step further in the Checkatrade Trophy. On a personal level, I was delighted to be able to score twice and help the boys book our place in Round Three.

“The Checkatrade Trophy has given me a fantastic opportunity to join the senior team and we’re looking forward to taking on last year’s finalists Oxford United on January 9th.”
Terry Buckle, the winning fan, said: “As a Charlton supporter, I didn’t just vote for Hackett-Fairchild out of loyalty! His performance and two goals made him a worthy winner of the Checkatrade Trophy Player of the Round. I’d love us to keep progressing through this competition, each round gets us one step closer to a Wembley appearance.”

The Checkatrade Trophy Player of the Round competition gives fans the opportunity to vote for the player they feel performed best in each round of matches. Charlton Athletic fans voted on mass for their young star, making sure he collected the Round Two honours.

Reeco was joined on the shortlist by other standout performers from the Checkatrade Trophy:
• Nicky Ajose (Bury F.C)
• Luke Gambin (Luton Town)
• Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United)
• Jack Sowerby (Fleetwood Town)

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BLACKPOOL’S CALEB RICHARDS WINS CHECKATRADE TROPHY PLAYER OF THE ROUND

11th December 2017

Blackpool FC’s Caleb Richards has picked up the second Checkatrade Player of the Round Award of the season for his outstanding performance against Middlesbrough U21 at Bloomfield Road earlier this month.

Making his first competitive start in an unfamiliar right-back position, the 19-year-old showed his mature reading of the game to make two goal line clearances and produced a fine cross to set up Blackpool’s opening goal in the 4-1 win over Middlesbrough.

Caleb Richards, Checkatrade Trophy Player of the Round, said: “We performed really well as a team and to be able to make such a contribution personally, on my first competitive start, made the victory even sweeter.

“The Checkatrade Trophy has given me a fantastic opportunity to join the senior team and I’m really happy that I’ve been able to help Blackpool progress through the competition and take one step closer to a Wembley final – which would be massive for this club.”

Blackpool topped their group courtesy of their impressive victory over Middlesbrough U21s. Boro’s North-East rivals didn’t fair any better, with Newcastle United falling to a 4-1 defeat against Oldham Athletic. However, the fixture of the round honours belong to Gillingham and Reading who played out an exhilarating 7-5 thriller, with the victory sending the Gills through to the next round.

The Checkatrade Trophy Player of the Round competition gives fans the opportunity to vote for the player they feel performed best during the second round of fixtures. Blackpool FC fans voted on mass for their young star, making sure he collected the second Checkatrade Trophy Player of the Round trophy of the season.

Caleb was joined on the shortlist by other standout performers from the Checkatrade Trophy:

• Jack Byrne (Oldham Athletic)
• Jordan Graham (Fulham)
• Erico Sousa (Accrington Stanley)
• Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham)

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LINCOLN CITY’S JORDAN MAGUIRE-DREW WINS CHECKATRADE TROPHY PLAYER OF THE ROUND

24th November 2017

Lincoln City’s Jordan Maguire-Drew has picked up the second Checkatrade Player of the Round Award of the season for his outstanding performance against Everton U21 at Sincil Bank at the end of last month.

Maguire-Drew was voted as the winner of the award by supporters after making the initial shortlist built by an independent football expert. Just a month past his 20th birthday, Maguire-Drew scored both goals as Lincoln beat Everton U21s 2-1, the second a sumptuous free-kick over the wall. Playing on the right wing, the youngster on loan from Brighton cut inside at will and caused problems for the Toffee’s backline all night, drawing the attention of the award’s judging panel.

Jordan Maguire-Drew, Checkatrade Trophy Player of the Round, said: “It was a good game for myself personally and for the team. We’ve qualifying for the second round with Accrington coming up and we’re all looking forward to that.

“The Checkatrade Trophy has been massive for me. You can test against yourself against physical teams that you wouldn’t come across against in the Under-23 League. It’s a good test for young players to see where they stand.”

The Checkatrade Trophy Player of the Round competition gives fans the opportunity to vote for the player they feel performed best during the second round of fixtures. Lincoln City’s fans voted in their masses for the star forward, making sure he collected the second Checkatrade Trophy Player of the Round trophy of the season.

Jordan was joined on the shortlist by other standout performers from Round Two of the Checkatrade Trophy.

• Matt Clarke (Portsmouth)
• Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United)
• Toby Sibbick (AFC Wimbledon)
• Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers)

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OXFORD UNITED’S ROB HALL WINS CHECKATRADE TROPHY PLAYER OF THE ROUND

23rd October 2017

Ahead of this week’s return of the 2017/18 Checkatrade Trophy, Oxford United’s Rob Hall has picked up the inaugural Player of the Round Award for his performance in the opening round of matches.

Hall was voted as the winner in the new Award that has been set up by title sponsors Checkatrade, and voted for by the fans after being shortlisted by an independent expert. He was key in Oxford’s 6-2 win at Stevenage, where he played a part in two goals and scored two superb individual efforts.

The Checkatrade Trophy Player of the Round competition gives fans the opportunity to vote for the player they feel shined in the first round of fixtures. U’s fan voted in their masses for their star forward giving him the first award of the season.

Rob Hall, the Checkatrade Trophy Player of the Round, said: “It was a very good game, a quick and tough start. Stevenage really put us to the test in the first 20 minutes and managed to go 1-0 up, but we kept our composure and showed a lot of character to come from 1-0 down to go 2-1 up just before the break, and then we really kicked on in the second half.

“The Checkatrade Trophy gives young players a taste of men’s football, playing against bigger players, experienced players, and it’s more of a showcase for them to go and show what they can do, that they have got the ability. They’re gaining experience, but they’re learning the game whilst doing it, it’s one of them where they can come and have fun and put themselves out there.”

Kevin Byrne, ‎Founder and CEO of Checkatrade, said: “I’d like to pass on my congratulations to Rob for his award win, a worthy winner after that fantastic performance for Oxford against Stevenage. His second goal was a screamer – if he continues to play like that then it could be a third time running that the U’s make a Wembley final!”

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