GIANNI’S GOAL IS AWARD WINNER
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.