Midfielder Oakley lands top gong

10 February 2009 01:31
City's stand-in skipper beat off competition from Gary Hooper (Scunthorpe), Aaron Wilbraham (MK Dons) and Mark Yeates (Colchester) to collect the accolade and make it a quickfire double for the table-topping Foxes after striker Matty Fryatt claimed the award last month.

Leicester recorded four league wins and a draw during the month. Oakley featured in each game and scored in the 3-0 home defeat of Leyton Orient.

"I am very pleased to win the award. The team has been doing very well and I am enjoying my football at the moment," Oakley told the club's official website.

"We hope to share the award around the dressing room if we keep winning and picking up the points towards the promotion we are all after - and it will help with the banter in training.

"I have been taking a bit of stick from Lloyd Dyer and Andy King about them scoring more goals, so I am glad to have got the first award on the board."

Source: Team_Talk