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Scott Kashket wins League 2 Player of the Month

6 January 2017

A goal in each game during the month in December has helped earn Scott Kashket the coveted prize of Sky Bet League 2 Player of the Month.

The hotshot striker has been on electrifying form for the Chairboys, scoring 13 times in 15 appearances in total, including four league goals in the month of December.

He also bagged a hat-trick in the Emirates FA Cup second round win at Chesterfield at the beginning of the month, although cup games are not considered in the award process.

Kashket said: “I'm over the moon to be named Sky Bet League 2 Player of the Month and it's great to know that the hard work that the team and I have put in is paying off.

"Everyone in the team has been doing their jobs to help us win matches and they've created the chances for me to put the ball in the back of the net.

"It's nice to have scored in every league game in December and hopefully I can keep that run going.

“I'm loving my time here at Wycombe and I'm extremely grateful to the manager for putting his faith in me by bringing me here and giving me the chance to show what I can do."

Manager Gareth Ainsworth said: “I’m thrilled for Scott to win this award and he deserves it because he’s made a real impact for us in front of goal.

“Now that we’ve got most of the squad fit, we’re creating a lot of opportunities and he always looks like scoring whenever he gets half a chance to get a shot away.
“He’s got some really experienced strikers around him like Adebayo Akinfenwa, Paul Hayes and Garry Thompson and they’re helping him develop quickly into a really talented striker at this level.

“Scott’s worked extremely hard since he came to us in August and hopefully this excellent run of form can continue.”

The 20-year-old arrived in August following his release from Leyton Orient in the summer and, after making an early impression with goals against Crewe Alexandra in the league and two Checkatrade Trophy appearances, he was handed his first league start for the visit of Hartlepool United to Adams Park at the end of November.

He scored twice that day to keep his name on the teamsheet and continued his phenomenal scoring run into December, finding the net in each of the games against Notts County, former club Leyton Orient, Plymouth Argyle and Cheltenham Town.

Sky Sports’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said: “As the Wycombe Twitter account put it, 'Death, taxes and Goal! Scott Kashket' as he notched his 11th goal of the season and fourth in four December games.
“His goals were so important for Wycombe in December, especially when you consider that two were the only goals in 1-0 victories.”

Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery said: “Since scoring a brace in just his second appearance from the bench for Wycombe back in late September, Kashket has been on fire.

“He got another brace during his first league start for the club at the back end of November at which point Gareth Ainsworth handed him the reins to the Wycombe attack.

“What followed were four goals in four starts to bring his league tally for the season to eight prompting our oddsmakers to add him to the top scorer betting despite only appearing in 11 games during the season.”

The judging panel for the Sky Bet Player of the Month comprises Sky Sports’ EFL expert Don Goodman; EFL Communications Director Mark Rowan, League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery.

Kashket pipped Carlisle winger Nicky Adams, Exeter forward Ollie Watkins and Plymouth utility man Oscar Threlkeld to the award.

Meanwhile, Gareth Ainsworth missed out on a second successive Manager of the Month award, having received a nomination after guiding his side to three wins and a draw in December. Instead the trophy went to Colchester United boss John McGreal.

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