WeAreBrighton.com Player of the Month - March 2014
first signs of discontent have begun running around The
Amex despite the fact that the Albion are still well and
truly in the race for sixth place.
consecutive defeats to end the month didn't help matters as
Ipswich and Middlesbrough both left Sussex with the three
points while sandwiched between was the traditional last
minute loss at Sheffield Wednesday.
were victories over Millwall, Bolton Wanderers and Queens
Park Rangers to savour in what was realistically not a bad
March given that some of the stalwarts of the season
underperformed and as such missed out on the final
March 2014 Player
of the Month - Stephen Ward (55.56% of the
It's been a good season
for Stephen Ward since arriving on loan from
Wolverhampton Wanderers a few weeks into the season
and that continued as he was convincingly voted as
March's player of the month. It has been his best
run of games at The Amex which included a second
goal of the season in the win over Queens Park
Rangers and being one of the only players to emerge
from the defeat at home to Middlesbrough with any
credit. He also continued his return to the Republic
of Ireland fold, starting in the home defeat to
7 (7 starts). Scored 1.
Second: Tomasz Kuszczak (12.7% of the vote)
There was nothing to separate second and third in
the polls so the vote went to the Polish goalkeeper
due to the fact he played more times than Lewis
Dunk. Superb away at Millwall and Bolton and at home
to QPR to claim another three clean sheets for his
ever growing collection.
Third: Lewis Dunk (12.7% of the vote)
What does Lewis Dunk have to do to keep his place in
the team? Two appearances in March, two clean sheets
and a defence with a much needed injection of
mobility. And those games were enough to warrant you
selecting him in the top three for the first time
On his day one of the best in the division.
Thankfully for the Albion, he had one of those days
with his brace at the Reebok Stadium securing a
vital three points against Bolton Wanderers.
Two appearances in March, two clean sheets in
those games. Deputised for first the suspended
Gordon Greer and then the virus stricken Matt Upson.
For our money, did enough to keep the shirt but
Oscar obviously didn't agree.
- Well and truly a first team regular now, he
missed the win at Millwall but otherwise an ever
present. Maybe not as impressive as he has been
recently but still a key component.
- Another three clean sheets with rock solid
performances coming away at Millwall and Bolton and
in particular in the home victory over Queens Park
Rangers. Any remaining play off hopes could revolve
largely around him.
The runaway winner of February's poll, he
understandably failed to hit those heights again
scoring just the once in March. But it was a key
goal, turning the tide of the QPR game in the
||Stephen Ward -
Had arguably his best month for the club, netting
the second in the win over QPR and being one of the
only players to emerge from the Middlesbrough defeat
with any credit.