Two late goals for West Brom salvaged a 2-2 draw on Wednesday night at Sheffield Wednesday, and that leaves the club 4th top just one point behind leaders Leeds United.
Dwight Gayle didn’t score, but he did score five goals in five games for the Baggies last month and he has been named Player of the Month for September in the Championship.
He has now scored six goals for West Brom in 10 total appearances and is having a terrific loan spell at the Baggies.
Dwight Gayle – Player of the Month – 5 goals in 5 games in September
This is what Dwight has said on his well-deserved award:
“It is a great achievement for myself and I am really pleased for the individual award, but obviously,”
“I have got to thank my team for it and they were vital to the reason I got it.”
“We are trying to play a different brand of football and everyone is pulling in the same direction.”
“I think the staff and players are working really well together and I think if that continues we are going to have a good season.”
“After the first couple of games I hadn’t scored and you start putting an extra bit of pressure on yourself, and the longer that goes I think it becomes more difficult.”
“But luckily I have managed to get a few goals now and I feel like I have settled in and hopefully, I can just continue to repay the team for helping me settle in.”
West Brom manager Darren Moore has continued where he left off last season, and it looks like he could have West Brom promoted at their very first attempt this season.
Darren won the Manager of the Month award, and he had this to say about Dwight:
“His enthusiasm, his energy, his confidence and his positivity in and around the football club have been second to none.”
“He is an experienced player in the Championship, a very, very good player and a goalscorer. He brings a calmness and goal prowess to us.”
“He is scoring the goals but he will want to credit his team-mates for giving him the chances to put the ball in the back of the net.”
“We’re really pleased to have him on board – and in terms of him as a person and his personality, he is absolutely fantastic.”
Congratulations go out to Dwight (and Darren), and it remains to be seen if Rafa Benitez will want him back in the Newcastle squad when he returns to the club next summer.
Rafa did not want to loan him to West Brom but was forced into it to get the loan deal for Salomon Rondon.
Dwight has scored more goals than Newcastle so far this season.