McBurnie wins PL2 Player of the Month award

10 Feb 2017
Olivier McBurnie, PL2 Player of the Month in January.JPG

Swansea City striker scored six goals and featured for the senior side in January

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Oliver McBurnie’s impressive performances in January have been recognised with the Premier League 2 Player of the Month award.

The 20-year-old netted a hat-trick against Newcastle United as Swansea City cemented their position as PL2 Division 2 leaders, two days after coming on as a substitute in the first-team’s Premier League defeat by Arsenal.

He started the month by scoring twice to seal a Checkatrade Trophy victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers, before taking his January tally to six goals with an effort in the 1-1 quarter-final tie with Coventry City, which ended in a penalty shoot-out defeat.

McBurnie now has four Premier League appearances to his name, and after winning the award, said: "Luckily enough I've played in the Premier League, no matter what happens I can tell my grandkids that, so hopefully I'll kick on and get as many games as I can."

Oliver McBurnie, Swansea City
Oli McBurnie scored six goals last month, including a PL2 hat-trick v Newcastle

McBurnie was selected after a poll of all the PL2 managers, who nominated the best individual performance from their opponents throughout the month.

See: Swansea City's Oliver McBurnie profile

The Scottish striker fended off competition from West Ham United’s Domingos Quina, Sunderland defender Joshua Robson and two goalkeepers, Brighton & Hove Albion's Robert Lynch-Sanchez and Aston Villa's Matija Sarkic, to win the prize for the first time.

2016/17's PL2 Players of the Month

January Oliver McBurnie
December Jonathan Leko
November Josh Sims
October Paolo Fernandes
September Rushian Hepburn-Murphy
August Ethan Robson 

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