GIANNI’S GOAL IS AWARD WIN­NER

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

LEEDS United winger Gianni Alioski’s strike against Not­ting­ham For­est has been cho­sen as the Sky Bet Cham­pi­onship Goal of the Month for Au­gust.

Alioski knew ex­actly what to do when the ball ran loose out­side the For­est box. Two quick touches were fol­lowed by a rapier­like shot which nes­tled in the bot­tom cor­ner.

The 25-year-old, who re­ceived 63 per cent of the pub­lic vote, said: “I am de­lighted to re­ceive the award for goal of the month, es­pe­cially as this was my first month in English foot­ball.

“I hope to score many more goals for Leeds, but this goal and this award is very spe­cial.”

In League One, Ox­ford winger Gino van Kes­sel, 24, claimed the prize for his stun­ner in the 3-0 win against Portsmouth. He picked up 48 per cent of the votes.

Lu­ton mid­fielder Alan McCor­mack, 33, took the League Two hon­our for his long-range ef­fort in the 8-2 open­ing day thump­ing of Yeovil.

He col­lected 45 per cent of the votes.

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