Ex-Hatter Gray named Championship player of the month

Former Hatters forward Andre Gray has been named the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month for November.
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Andre Gray

Gray, who left Luton for Griffin Park in the summer, bagged five goals in as many games, to make it eight strikes for his new club this season.

Brentford boss Mark Warburton said: “I am delighted for Andre. He will be the first to say that any award we receive speaks volumes about the team as a whole. “Andre has made significant progress in a short period of time. He has demonstrated an eye for goal and a desire to improve.

“He is still a young player with significant development still to come. We look forward to watching his progress.”

Sky Sports’ Football League pundit Don Goodman continued: “Gray’s goals have been pivotal in Brentford’s recent run, with the centre-forward running defenders ragged throughout the month.

“Mark Warburton believes he has the talent to make the step up to the Premier League. Who are we to disagree?”

Meanwhile, Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery said: “The pick of the bunch during an excellent month for Brentford.

“The former Luton striker was something of a gamble when the Bees signed him, but seven goals in 18 games this season has repaid that trust.”