Player of the Month - Beram Kayal (38.03% of the
A well deserved recall
to the Israeli national side was Beram Kayal's
reward for his performances in a March in which the
Albion put some daylight between themselves and the
relegation zone. Used primarily as a defensive
midfielder, his screening role in front of the back
four was pivotal in helping to keep clean sheets in
three games, earning seven points along the way. He
did a superb job in the backs to the wall
performance at Derby and even looked a threat going
forward at Blackburn in another vital victory. It
would be intriguing to see him in a more advanced
position given his obvious talent.
Played 5 (5 starts). Scored
Second: David Stockdale (30.99% of the vote)
A second runners up spot in succession shows the
importance that the goalkeeper is having in the
battle to survive the drop. Made a string of match
winning saves against both Derby and Blackburn and
he was also largely responsible for restricting
Wolves to just the one goal.
Third: Inigo Calderon (12.68% of the vote)
Didn't live up to the performances of his
goalscoring February but then that would have been
nigh on impossible. Chris Hughton continues to use
him as a winger to good effect, offering protection
to Bruno and also providing attacking intent
Injury free seemingly and back to his rampaging
best thanks to the freedom offered by having Inigo
Calderon playing ahead of him, the right back put on
an exhibition of flair against Wolves during which
he even managed to score.
Yet another month of consistent performances
from the on-loan Aston Villa left back who again
proved his worth in helping keep three clean sheets
and continuing to remain an attacking threat.
- Was always going to struggle to live up to the
heights of his performances in February but he had
another good time of it this time around in his new
midfield position, particularly helping out
defensively against Derby.
Three clean sheets in the month and he was involved
in all of them, marshalling the defence superbly
especially against Derby in one of the biggest backs
to the walls performances of recent times.
Has been unable to break up the Greer-Lewis Dunk
partnership this season but always looks the part
when called upon, particularly at Blackburn were
nothing got past him. Also helped the team to a
clean sheet at Milllllllllllllllllllllll.
- It will come as little surprise to hear that
Premier League clubs are now beginning to sniff
around the defensive midfielder after another
excellent month culminating in a man-of-the-match
outing at Blackburn.
Looks an absolute class act and continues to run
games from the holding role with his drive, energy
and passing range. Deserved recall to the Israel
squad and is already looking like an absolute
Received criticism for his efforts in keeping
Wolves' goal out but the game would have been dead
without his string of saves either side of that, not
to mention match winning saves against both Derby
and Blackburn. We'd be a lot worse off without him.
Put a nightmare ten months on the sidelines behind
him by scoring just two minutes after coming on
against Derby and since then has been handed a
number of starts during which it has been evidenced
just how much he has been missed this season.
- Man of the match against Wolves was just one
of a number of games in which the only technique an
opposition defence can use to stop him is the foul.
Every time he gets on the ball you can feel the
excitement in the crowd.