Reggae Boyz defender Greg Leigh has been honoured as the EFL League One Player of the Month.
Leigh, who currently plays for Oxford United, played a pivotal role in his team’s success during the month, notching up three goals in as many games.
Leigh’s outstanding contributions have not only been a game-changer for his team but have also earned him the distinction of being the first Reggae Boy since Kevin Lisbie to receive this prestigious award.
He is now the third Jamaican international player ever to secure this recognition, following in the footsteps of Jermaine Beckford and Kevin Lisbie.
Oxford United, who are currently in second place in the league standings, just one point behind leaders Portsmouth, are basking in their recent success.
Their next challenge awaits as they face Blackpool on Saturday, and Leigh’s exceptional form will undoubtedly be crucial in maintaining their momentum.
In response to the accolade, Leigh expressed his gratitude, saying, “I am very grateful for the award and look forward to collecting it when I get back to Oxford. You always want to make a good first impression when you join a new club, and that whole month was a really good one for the team.”
What makes Leigh’s achievement even more remarkable is that this award is not often bestowed upon defenders.
Leigh also said, “It’s not often that the award is won by a defender, so I’ll accept it on behalf of the defence. Maybe me scoring a few goals caught the eye, but more importantly, we have been keeping clean sheets and looking very solid at the back. Long may that continue.”
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