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20 November 2020

The Reds' captain completes a hat-trick of October awards with the Sky Bet Championship honours for his stunning strike against the Lions!

Reds midfielder Alex Mowatt is the Sky Bet Championship Goal of the Month winner for October, receiving 47% of the public vote for his screamer away at Millwall a few weeks ago.

As Mowatt rushed forward, a headed clearance bounced towards him. Without breaking his stride, he allowed the ball to roll off his body and caught it with a stunning left-foot volley.

Mowatt said: “I’m really happy to receive the Goal of the Month award. We ended October in strong fashion and of course, it’s great to have contributed to the team with decent performances and a few goals. 

“To be honest, I thought my strike against Watford a week later was the better of the two, but either way, I’ll take the trophy!”

Lead Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month judge, former Reds striker and Sky Sports Pundit Don Goodman said: “When the ball landed in Alex Mowatt’s path after an unconvincing clearance, there was still lots of work to be done. 

“There are two really impressive aspects to this goal starting with the perfect chest control to take the ball onto his stronger left foot and away from defenders who want to close him down and then the perfect strike that requires balance and technique. 

“The Barnsley midfielder has made a habit of scoring spectacular goals throughout his EFL career, and this beauty against Millwall must be up there with the finest in his collection.”

Mowatt beat off competition from Preston North End’s Jayden Stockley and Reading’s Yakou Meite to win a third personal award for his October efforts.

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