The first full month of the season is now complete and so it is time for fans to have their say and vote for the player who has impressed them most so far this season. It certainly has been an interesting first nine matches, the outcomes of which has left Chesterfield top of League Two.
Rochdale boss Keith Hill has tipped striker Scott Hogan to follow in the footsteps of some illustrious former Dale players by achieving Premier League status.
The likes of Grant Holt, Adam Le Fondre and Rickie Lambert have all gone on to bigger and better things having starred at Spotland, and Hill reckons Hogan can follow suit.
Hogan returned to Dale this summer after spells in non league and his five goals to date make him the joint top scorer in League Two.
Manager Hill says: “I think he's been excellent. He scores goals, he's got pace to burn, he can be creative and he's difficult for older, experienced players."
High praise indeed for a 21-year-old who is level in the division’s scoring charts with Wycombe’s Dean Morgan and York City striker Ryan Jarvis.
After Morgan had scored Wycombe’s equaliser in the recent 1-1 draw with York, extending his club’s unbeaten run to five games, manager Gareth Ainsworth was full of praise.
"Great to see Dean Morgan on the score sheet again. It's five now for him and he's well on target for what he wants to do,” said the Chairboys boss.
York’s Jarvis is also on five goals and that represents an impressive return in a team hovering just above the drop zone.
Scunthorpe’s dazzling Dutchman Etienne Esajas and Fleetwood’s Antonic Sarjevic have also made their mark, and it’s good to see a keeper - Alan Marriott of Mansfield – making a few headlines having conceded just two goals in the month.
Vote now for your choice of Player of the Month in the Premier League and all three divisions of the Football League. Voting closes at midnight on Friday October 4th and remember it is a free vote and the above are just the thoughts of the football.co.uk editorial team.