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