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Forte Scoops Second Monthly Award

7 November 2014

Jonathan Forte has picked up his second award of the month, winning the Football League League One Player of the Month award.

Forte beat off competition from Crawley's Gwion Edwards, MK Dons' Dean Lewington and Peterborough's Marcus Maddison to win the monthly accolade.

Forte has been in destructive form during October, firing five of Latics' 13 goals and helped the side reach the League One play off spots.

The 28-year-old has also closed in on League One pace-setter Eoin Doyle and is now three behind the Chesterfield man in the scoring charts.

Manager Lee Johnson said: "Jonathan fully deserves this award and not just for his goals.
"Since joining the club he has been professional in everything he does.
"Trains well, works hard, talks to young professionals and passes on his vast knowledge.
"The award from Sky Bet is recognition of great work in the month of October."

Sky Sports' Football League pundit Don Goodman said: "Forte is red-hot at the moment and this is already the most prolific season of his career.

"Opponents continue to double up on him, but he continues to find a way through."

Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery said: "Forte is now 7/1 to be top of the pile at the end of the season having been 20/1 at the beginning of the month.  

"Making him 3rd favourite behind Preston’s Joe Garner (9/2) and Chesterfield’s Eoin Doyle (11/10)."

The Sky Bet Player of the Month judging panel comprises Sky Sports’ Football League expert Don Goodman; Football League Head of Communications John Nagle; League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery.

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