Dwight Gayle has won the PFA Fans’ Championship Player of the Month award for October.
Sky Sports are reporting that Gayle got a whopping 9,042 votes and won by a country mile – or to be more exact he won by 8,196 votes from second placed Gary Hooper.
Dwight Gayle – Championship Player of the Month For October
Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Hooper was second with 846 votes, Brighton forward Sam Baldock third with 751.
The panel includes Sky Sports pundits Ian Holloway, Peter Beagrie and Paul Merson.
Mike Riley, general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Board, and Malcolm Clarke, Chairman of the Football Supporters’ Federation are also on the panel.
Dwight Gayle has been outstanding for Newcastle this season and already has 11 Championship goals and was a steal for just £10M from Crystal Palace.
We suppose we have to thank former manager Alan Pardew – who didn’t rate Gayle at Crystal Palace.
And with Rafa Benitez winning all six games in the month of October we expect Rafa to be Championship Manager of the Month for October.