Award ends great month for Danny Ings

08 November 2013 06:06
Danny Ings is the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month for October and that's a fitting end to what proved to be a special month for the Burnley striker.

I was surprised he wasn't nominated for either the August or September awards after he made a blistering start to the season, scoring five goals in each of the opening months.

But he made the nominations this time after another excellent month that brought him three league goals, one in the 2-1 victory over Reading at Turf Moor and two goals in the next home game that gave us a 2-0 win against QPR.

But to add to that he also won his first international call up when Gareth Southgate selected him for England under-21s and he went on to make his debut, coming on as a substitute against San Marino.

To add to that comes this award that was won in the first two months of the season by Huddersfield's James Vaughan in August and David MGoldrick of Ipswich in September, a month that saw Jason Shackell nominated.

Since this award was introduced in 2008 he becomes the third Burnley winner. Robbie Blake took won it in March 2009 and just one year ago, in October 2012, it was won by Charlie Austin who had scored four goals in four games.

Source: Clarets Mad