WeAreBrighton.com Player of the Month - January 2014
passage through to round five of the FA Cup and still in
touch with the play off places
represented a decent January on the pitch even in stark
contrast to the clubs transfer business in the early part of
the month off it.
March hammered home his potential with goals in both those
cup wins against Reading and Port Vale which helped to set
up a glamour tie with Hull.
league, referee Simon Hooper denied the Albion three points
at home to Bournemouth, there was victory over Birmingham,
defeat at Derby and a draw at Burnley, all the while scoring
just two league goals and conceding the same amount.
Player of the Month - Rohan Ince (43.28% of the
who? That is the question the young midfielder has
got Albion fans asking after his highly impressive
debut season had it's best month yet to see him take
the crown of Brighton's best player in January. He
missed just the FA Cup third round visit of Reading
in an imperious month screening the back four and
even weighed in with his first goal for the club in
victory of the next round of that famous competition
at Port Vale. If Bridcutt can go to the Premier
League for £3m, then who knows how much Rohan will
be worth if he keeps progressing the way he is.
4 (4 starts). Scored 1.
Second: Matt Upson (35.07% of the vote)
Has hardly put a foot wrong since arriving a year
ago with January 2014 arguably his best month yet.
Another to miss the Reading game, he nonetheless
helped the Albion to two clean sheets in the league
including against Burnley's highly rated front two
of Danny Ings and Sam Vokes.
Third: Solly March (8.21% of the vote)
Could this have been a breakthrough month for the
young winger? He scored in both his starts in the FA
Cup against Reading and at Port Vale and with Will
Buckley injured and Craig Conway gone, impressed in
a number of cameos off the bench to take third
Looking like he is back to his best more and
more with every game, he has been excellent since
returning to the side in the games against
Birmingham, Derby and Burnley and a big reason for
the impressive defensive record.
At the start of the season, Liam Bridcutt
leaving would have been a disaster but such has been
this mans impact that it now doesn't seem so.
Another great month including his first goal for the
club at Port Vale.
Returned to the team right at the end of
December and although he was rested for the two cup
games he can be pretty pleased with his record of
conceding just twice in four games in the month.
Makes the list for being one of just two men to
score for the club in the league during January with
the only goal of the game in the 1-0 Amex victory
over Birmingham City.
||Solly March -
Underlined why he is so highly thought of by
Oscar and the club with two goals in his two starts
of the month including a man-of-the-match
performance against Reading.
The former England defender must be short odds
to win this years Player of the Season crown.
Another month of pure consistency from one of the
best centre backs in the division.
||Stephen Ward -
His first goal for the club couldn't have been
anymore timely coming as it did in the 89th minute
to earn a point in the home match with Bournemouth.
Another Mr Consistent in the back five.