We’re now into December, and that means we are back on the Player of the Month article.
As you may know, we offer you the chance to rate the players each week, game by game. Over time, that gives the players an average rating and allows us to name a Player of the Month, from three to one, as well as the best and worst performances of the month.
November saw us play six times – two wins, two draws and two defeats. Of those results, a win and a draw came in the cup, plus one defeat in the cup too, leaving us with a defeat, win and draw in the league. A pretty mixed bag? You could say that. In October, the average player rating across all the games was 6.85, whereas a month which was tough at times, saw the overall haul drop to 6.05.
From Portsmouth to Plymouth via Accrington and Sincil Bank – who was the best, which performance grabbed you and which individual performance stole the month? read on to find out.
To qualify for the Player of the Month, a player must have featured in 50% or more of the club’s matches.
3rd – Liam Bridcutt – 7.07
Our club captain might have made the trip this weekend, but only as a spectator. His dedication is widespread too – I’m told he goes and watches the Under 18s play as he fully immerses himself in every aspect of the club. Luckily, his impact isn’t just felt off the field, but this month he’s done well on it too.
He only appeared in three matches this month, an hour against Man City U21s, then against Accrington and Swindon as we amassed four points from two away games. He’s likely to return for the Wigan game and there is no doubt he is a player on which much of our play rests. If he plays well, usually, we play well.
2nd – Alex Palmer – 7.10
There are going to be matches in which we come under pressure and this month, Alex Palmer has proven up to the task of keeping us in matches. He appeared in five of the six matches, missing only the Man City game. He picked up your Man of the Match against Portsmouth with a strong display, and helped us keep back-to-back clean sheets recently. He also made saves against the likes of Forest Green early on which changed to the complexion of those matches.
1st – Harry Anderson – 7.14
With two Man of the Match awards, five appearances from six and a game as captain, your Player of the Month for November is Harry Anderson. He’s matured hugely as a player this season and he turned in strong performances against Forest Green and Man City U21s to give his stats a huge boost. Last month, he finished just outside the top three but took two Man of the Match awards – he added two more this month to leave him on four, more than any player since the start of September. as well as his goal against man City U21s, he also added an assist for Tom Hopper against Portsmouth.