Greaves wins EFL young player award

Gloucestershire Echo - - SPORTING INDEX -

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.

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