Another top Vokes show at Doncaster

07 October 2013 03:19
Sam Vokes, the Clarets Mad September Player of the Month continued into October with another top performance at Doncaster last Tuesday, and winning both the man of the match vote and the player ratings.

It wasn't quite as comprehensive as in the previous game against Charlton and both were close run affairs with Vokes just about coming out on top.

He polled 27.8% of the man of the match vote and that gave him first place just ahead of Scott Arfield who had a 26.1% share. Some way behind, Michael Duff was third with 9.4% with David Jones and Kieran Trippier sharing fourth place, both with 8.5% of the vote.

Vokes and Arfield followed that up with the top two places in the player ratings, and in the same positions. Vokes' rating was 8.33 out of 10 with Arfield on exactly 8 out of 10 coming second.

Trippier and Jones, joint fourth in the vote, were split this time. Trippier was third with a rating of 7.86, and Jones, just behind with 7.81 out of 10, came fourth.

Vokes again had the maximum 10 points towards the Clarets Mad Player of the Year. Arfield won six points, Trippier collected three points with both Duff and Jones securing two points.

What a change there's been. In a period when Jason Shackell has been in outstanding form at the back he's virtually lost his lead at the top of the player of the year table because of the form of our strikers, and in particular Vokes.

Shackell is still top but his lead is now only one point from Vokes with Ings just another six points behind that. The way things are going this season it could be really close throughout and Arfield became the latest and eighth player to reach 20 points.

Voting for the Reading game continues until the end of tomorrow. You can vote for the man of the match via the front page of the site or via the VOTING POLLS page. Player Ratings can be left on the message board.

Wednesday sees the start of the Goal of the Month vote for September with a selection of eleven goals to choose from.

The result from the Doncaster game is below along with the current Clarets Mad Player of the Year Table.


27.8% - Sam Vokes26.1% - Scott Arfield9.4% - Michael Duff8.5% - David Jones & Kieran Trippier5.1% - Jason Shackell4.7% - Tom Heaton3.0% - David Edgar2.6% - Danny Ings & Ben Mee1.7% - Michael Kightly


8.33 - Sam Vokes8.00 - Scott Arfield7.86 - Kieran Trippier7.81 - David Jones7.52 - Jason Shackell7.48 - Michael Duff7.43 - Tom Heaton & Danny Ings7.33 - Ben Mee6.71 - Michael Kightly6.67 - David Edgar


50: Jason Shackell49: Sam Vokes43: Danny Ings33: Kieran Trippier24: Tom Heaton23: David Jones21: Scott Arfield & Keith Treacy9: Michael Duff8: Alex Cisak5: Junior Stanislas4: Ben Mee3: Kevin Long2: Dean Marney

Source: Clarets Mad