Austin Misses Out on Monthly Accolade
On December 5th Huddersfield Town player Robbie Williams picked up the League One Player of the Month award for November. Good for him.
The following month saw a young centre forward average a goal a game. Two against Orient and one against Brighton, Charlton and Yeovil.
One would expect those in the know to acknowledge that this rookie forward was until October playing for Poole Town in the Wessex League Premier Division. Alas, they didn't.
In the league, even the almighty Jermaine Beckford has less goals post-November announcement (and he got nominated). Austin's form has been just as important for Town.
Deon Burton was nominated... he also scored less goals and was even sent-off during the month! Southampton's Rickie Lambert and Wes Hoolahan were the other nominees.
Wait, the nominees came from Leeds United, Norwich City, Charlton Athletic and Southampton. Hmmm.
I believe in credit where it is due and I do not doubt that Beckford, Burton, Lambert and Hoolahan have all had a good month but to not acknowledge Austin was a bit harsh considering the common criteria has always appeared to either scoring goals or at a push being a classy midfielder!
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