Surridge bags League Two top player gong
Date published: 05 October 2018
Sam Surridge shows off his award
Athletic striker Sam Surridge has been named the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month for September.
Five goals in four games for the 20-year-old Bournemouth loanee clearly swung the judging panel.
A strong runner who loves to take on defenders, Surridge’s power in the air brought two headed goals, including a stooping effort inches off the ground against Crawley Town.
Athletic boss Frankie Bunn said: “His record speaks for itself, hopefully there’s a lot more to come from him.
“He has been in a side that has created the chances for him but he has put them away so he will get the credit for that.
“He is still a young player, he is still developing, he is still growing and as it stands at the minute the future looks bright for him and long may that continue.”
Surridge said: “I’m happy to get the award and to have scored a few goals in September.
“I want to thank the manager and the other players who have helped me, without them this wouldn’t have happened.
“Hopefully I can continue to keep scoring as well as helping the team pick up points.”
Sky Sports’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said: “For a young player at a Premier League club like Surridge at Bournemouth, dropping down the leagues is a chance to show his parent club what he can do in a competitive environment with the games coming thick and fast.
“He had a successful spell at Yeovil Town last season, scoring 10 goals in 53 appearances, but has moved on a level with a full pre-season on the south coast and now five goals in four September appearances for Oldham.”
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