Salford City’s Ian Henderson has been chosen as Sky Bet League Two’s Player of the Month for September 2020!
The striker is League Two’s leading goal scorer having notched four goals in as many appearances.
That included a hat-trick away at Grimsby Town in our first league win of the season, as well as our opening goal of the campaign against Exeter City.
The first goal of the @SkyBetLeagueTwo season 💫
— Salford City FC (@SalfordCityFC) September 13, 2020
Commenting on winning the award, the 35-year-old was quick to highlight the importance of the support from his team mates.
“It’s always nice to pick up a personal accolade like that but I’ll always reiterate it’s the team and the players that have enabled that achievement and that award so I want to say thank you to the lads for putting me in goalscoring positions.
“It’s always nice to hit the ground running but I think that’s been built on a solid foundation, a good pre-season and we took our pre-season straight into the season.
“We have started off well as a team and we’ve got to just keep our feet on the ground, carry on working hard as a team and win as many games as possible.”
Manager Graham Alexander added:
“We’re all delighted Hendo has received this award. The quality in his play and commitment to his profession are a great example and he’s made a massive impact since he joined.
“He’s a joy to work with and we look forward to seeing his contribution to the team continue throughout the season in the same vein.”
The Player of the Month award is judged by Sky Sports’ EFL expert Don Goodman, EFL Communications Director Mark Rowan and Sky Bet EFL trader Ivor Davies.
54-year-old Goodman, a former striker with West Bromwich Albion, Sunderland and Wolverhampton Wanderers, said:
“He may be well into his mid-30s, but Ian Henderson guarantees goals at this level and Salford fans will be overjoyed at the start he’s made to life at The Peninsula Stadium.
“The 35-year-old is a natural born leader and he let his actions do the talking in September, netting four goals in three for City.
“Henderson’s hat-trick away to Grimsby was the highlight, where he showcased how clinical he can be, both in open play and from the spot.”
The Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month was awarded to Cambridge United’s Mark Bonner.