Blackburn striker Ben Brereton Diaz is the winner of the Sky Bet Championship Goal of the Month for October.
Blackburn’s attack seemed to explode when the ball ended in Sunderland’s box. It is not. Brereton Diaz followed it up and drove it quickly and accurately into the far corner.
Brereton Diaz said: “It’s a victory. It’s the first award in my goal career, so I’m very happy. It was a special moment and it was a great goal with my left foot, which I don’t get. Many are.
“When the ball came to me I just thought ‘what’. You just have to believe it’s going on target. I put a bit of thought into it and sat on my left foot. I caught it well, it was a good shot and I was very happy to see it go in.
“We won the game again, so it was a great moment for me and a great moment for the team. The goal and the moment were special, so I’m on top of one of my best goals.
“When it’s a Sky game, you know that everyone is watching and you want to do well, and I thought that we did that night to get a good result, which was very important.”
Sky Bet League One Winner: Barry Bannan – SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY v Cheltenham Town – October 8
Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Barry Bannan is the winner of the Sky Bet League One Goal of the Month for October.
Although Cheltenham keeper Luke Southwood saw himself in a good position when Bannan turned his foot 25 yards from goal, the power, accuracy and late drop of the Scot’s shot left him helpless.
Bannan said: I am very happy to win this award. I am happy that I am scoring goals and helping the team and I hope there are many good things to come. something good, so I am very grateful. “
Bannan beat off competition from Ipswich Town’s Kyle Edwards, Bristol Rovers’ Aaron Collins and Plymouth Argyle’s Bali Mumba.
Sky Bet League Two Winner: Doncaster Rovers v LEYTON ORIENT – October 8
Leyton Orient’s Paul Smyth is the winner of two Sky Bet League goals for the Month of October.
There was skill and flexibility in Smyth’s acrobatic contortion of the body to volley home at the header with his back to the goal and in the somersaulting celebration that followed.
Smyth said: “I think it’s the best goal I’ve ever scored, so it’s nice to win the monthly award to remember it.
“I saw an opportunity and I couldn’t take it, and Rob Hunt had found me. I did the work I set out to do and I thought, what?”
“It’s been a great season personally and for our team. We know there’s still a long way to go, so while monthly awards like this are great, we’re all looking for something big as a team at the end of the season. .”