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Aston Villa's Barry wins January 2021 PL2 Player of the Month award

15 Feb 2021
Louie Barry with his PL2 Player of the Month award

Forward earns prize after scoring on senior debut and netting four goals in PL2 Division 2

Aston Villa's Louie Barry has been named January 2021's Premier League 2 Player of the Month.

The 17-year-old forward began the month by scoring on his senior debut, getting an equaliser for a youthful Villa side before being beaten 4-1 by Liverpool in the FA Cup third round.

Barry then scored four goals in two PL2 Division 2 matches, claiming the decisive goal in a 2-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion before getting a hat-trick in a 3-2 win at Norwich City.

Barry topped a seven-man shortlist that included Folarin Balogun (Arsenal), Ethan Bristow (Reading), Kion Etete (Spurs), Rhys Hughes (Everton) Joe Hugill (Manchester United) and Jacob Wakeling (Leicester City).

The England Under-17 international was chosen as the winner by the Premier League Football Development Panel.

2020/21 PL2 award winners

September: Sam Greenwood (LEE)
October: Cole Palmer (MCI)
November: Liam Delap (MCI)
December: Lewis Bate (CHE)
January: Louie Barry (AVL)

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