WeAreBrighton.com Player of the Month - March 2016
An unbeaten March has left Brighton well and truly in
the mix for automatic promotion, sitting in second place
with just eight games of the season remaining.
fought draws away at
Preston North End and Sheffield
which the Albion didn't manage one shot on target - where
followed by a vital wins at home to Reading and away at MK
Dons in one of the biggest rollercoaster's of a second half
we can remember of recent times.
McDons managed to find a way past the back four as they
continued to keep clean sheets for fun and, as you would
expect, they dominate the top three as we reach the business
end of what could be a very, very exciting finish to the
March 2016 Player
of the Month - Bruno (29.81% of the vote)
Remarkably, this is the
first time that Bruno has finished in the top three
of a Player of the Month poll this season, let alone
won one. But win it the right back did after another
month in which he played a pivotal role in a defence
that only conceded once. His March was best summed
up by a real captains display in the victory away at
McDons in which nothing got past him and he
celebrated like a man possessed at the end. He was
also particularly solid in the draws with Sheffield
Wednesday and Preston North End which could easily
have been losses without him in there.
Played 4 (4 starts). Scored 0.
Second: Connor Goldson (28.85% of the vote)
Beaten into second by the tiniest of margins - less
than 1% - the defender made it three appearances in
the top three since becoming a first team regular in
January. Sky looks the limit for him as he continues
to be the clubs best centre back.
Third: David Stockdale (16.35% of the vote)
The number one continued his superb form this
season, recording three clean sheets throughout
March. Although there was little to do in the
Reading game, against Sheffield Wednesday and
Preston he made vital saves to earn what could turn
out to be crucial points.
Another excellent month from one of the stand out
players of the season, he was superb at McDons
putting in a real captains performance and he had
excellent games in the three in which clean sheets
The constant cock ups of pre and post Christmas seem
to be a thing of the past now as his promising
partnership with Connor Goldson grows better by the
game - a fact borne out by the statistics.
Captain Gordon Greer may be back to full fitness but
he hasn't been able to shift the former Shrewsbury
defender from his spot in the team. Another
faultless display and looked our best defender in
March - no mean feat given how well the back four
A quieter month by his standards which wasn't helped
as he was rested for two games - the win over
Reading and that match at McDons where he appeared
from the bench just after half time to grab two
goals and give the Albion a vital three points.
When will Chris Hughton learn that if you drop the
midfielder, you won't win the game? He again didn't
feature against Sheffield Wednesday as the Albion
failed to have a shot on target all evening.
|| Liam Rosenior -
His return in February coincided with the start of
the run of five games without conceding a goal. That
isn't a coincidence and despite Gaetan Bong's
return, if he carries on like this he'll keep the
shirt until the end of the season.
Three clean sheets out of four is another excellent
return for the goalkeeper and it isn't like he was
underworked either, making key saves in all the
games, perhaps most vitally against Sheffield
Wednesday given our lack of attacking intent.
Over the illness that had dogged him for the past
couple of months and bought back into the starting
line up to add some much needed pace, he started the
final two games of the month, scoring the only goal
in the win over Reading.