Greaves wins EFL young player award
CHELTENHAM Town loan defender Jacob Greaves has been named EFL young player of the month for September.
The Hull City prospect, who turned 19 on September 12, made five League Two starts during the month, helping the Robins claim four wins in a row followed by a draw with Crewe.
Greaves has been outstanding on the left of Michael Duff’s back three.
“I’m delighted to achieve the award. I think it’s recognition for the performances I’ve put in, in September, and also the team’s performances as well,” he said.
“We’ve gone through September unbeaten keeping a few clean sheet a long the way so I’m delighted to get the award.
“I’ve come here and I think I’ve impressed people and that’s what I was aiming to do.
“I’m delighted to get the award at such a young age in big competition as well - it’s a great award to get.”
Duff added: “It’s a real feather in his cap. I think it’s a reflection on how well he’s done, how well his teammates have done, the club are doing and it is good that somebody in the team is getting recognised. It means we’re doing something right.
“For him he’s hit the ground running. I think he has had 12 or 13 games on the spin and he’s not looked out of place. The fact that he is keeping Will Boyle out of the team speaks volumes.”
Greaves was brought in on a half-season loan just after the start of the 2019/20 campaign, when Boyle suffered a calf injury on the opening day at Leyton Orient.
Greaves’ move came just after he signed an new contract at his parent club.