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7 October 2022

Club News


7 October 2022

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Andy Cook has been named September Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month. 

The City frontman was nominated for the award after five goals in four games last month, taking his league tally for the season up to eight. 

He began September with the opener in a 2-1 home victory against Walsall, before braces in respective wins over Tranmere Rovers and Stevenage. 

Cook beat Northampton Town's Sam Hoskins, Leyton Orient defender Dan Happe and George Lapslie of Mansfield Town to the award. 

He said: “It is an honour to take the award after what was a really good month for myself and us as a club on the field.

“Of course, it is always a joy to get on the scoresheet, and it is great to have kept up my decent run of form through the early parts of the season, but the goals also meant a lot in getting us some crucial results, which is the most important thing.

“To have been able to celebrate five goals in the space of three games last month with our supporters both home and away was really special, and has helped us climb the table quite nicely over the past six weeks or so.

“It has really given me an appetite for more, and I just want to keep scoring goals and helping the team as we work towards our aims for the season.”

City manager Mark Hughes, who was nominated for the Manager of the Month prize, added: “Cooky has had a great start to the season, and the award is well deserved. He is at a time and place in his career where he understands what it takes at this level to score goals and affect opponents. 

“We know that, if we put the right balls into the right areas, he will get on the end of them, which he has managed to do on a number of occasions already this season. 

“He worked really hard over the summer to ensure he came back in the best-possible state, and now he is reaping the benefits of that. 

“When he is confident, playing well and scoring, everything seems to fall into place for Andy, so we are just hoping that is able to continue for the remainder of the season.”

Sky Sports’ EFL pundit, and former City striker, Don Goodman said: “The Bantams are flying high after a brilliant month, and Andy Cook continues to stand out as one of League Two’s premier goal threats.

“Cook averaged over a goal per game in September and that is the kind of form that may well see his side right in the hunt at the end of the season.”

The judging panel comprises Goodman, Sky Bet EFL trader Ivor Davies and EFL chief executive Trevor Birch. 

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