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npower announces its players of the month winners for January


npower has announced the winners of the players of the month awards for npower Football League in January.

Yeovil Town’s Paul Huntington has been named npower League 1 Player of the Month for January.

Defender Huntington scored three times during January - including the winner against MK Dons at Huish Park. The centre-back also helped his side keep three clean sheets, as the Glovers took 14 points during the month.

Manager Terry Skiverton said: “Paul has played a fantastic part in the run of good form we have enjoyed of late. Along with Max Ehmer he has been the rock in our defence. Awards like this will always help a player’s confidence, so congratulations to Paul and all the team.”

Alongside Paul Huntington, Gillingham’s Cody McDonald has been named npower League 2 Player of the Month for January. McDonald, who is on loan from Norwich City, scored six goals in seven games, including a hat-trick at Stockport County, and a brace against Aldershot.

Manager Andy Hessenthaler said: "Cody has been phenomenal for us and, knowing him as I do, I’m sure that he would be the first to praise the team as a whole for his award. As an individual this award is a fantastic achievement and he thoroughly deserves all the accolades he is getting. Cody looks like he is going to score every time he goes out on the pitch at the moment.

“It took him a little while to find his feet and he had a few injuries at the start of the season, but it’s all coming to fruition now and he is showing us what a quality striker he is.”

In the Championship, Leicester City midfielder Richie Wellens has been named npower Player of the Month for January. Wellens helped his side notch up ten League points in January, as the Foxes maintained their challenge for a Play-Off spot.

Manager Sven Goran Eriksson said: “Richie is an exceptional footballer and he has been in superb form in recent games. His energy, effort and vision are all key attributes to his game. I have been encouraging him to shoot more too, as he has a great shot. I’m sure that Richie will be the first to thank his teammates on receipt of this award.”

npower head of sponsorship Emma Collins said: “Richie Wellens has been in fine form recently and fully deserves the npower football league player of the month. I’d like to congratulate Richie on behalf of npower, and wish him the best of luck for the rest of the season.”

The judging panel comprised Sky Sports Football League expert Peter Beagrie, Football League head of communications John Nagle, BBC Sport’s Mark Clemmit and npower head of sponsorship Emma Collins.
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