Jermaine Anderson Wins Football League Young Player Of The Month

Peterborough United midfielder Jermaine Anderson has been named as the Football League’s Young Player of the Month for November.

The 19-year-old scored three times in four appearances for the Posh in November as his side climbed up the League One table. Graham Westley’s side are the top scorers in English football having bagged 40 goals in 15 matches so far this term.

Anderson started off November brilliantly scoring the winner in his sides league clash against Fleetwood Town, before bagging a brace and claiming an assist against Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road. The talented midfielder also scored in Peterborough’s comfortable FA Cup win against League One leaders Burton Albion.

On collecting the award Anderson told his club’s website: “It’s nice to win an award that a lot of great footballers have won in the past – Wilfried Zaha and other players like that – so it’s an honour for me to be in the same sort of bracket.”

His boss Wesley added: “He’s a fantastic athlete and a fantastic learner. He’s a terrific lad, a very, very talented footballer technically, he’s also added some goals to his games. He’s working on all the things he needs to work on to be the very best he can be. He played very well, like a lot of our lads, during November and made some important contributions.”

Unfortunately, Anderson received some bad news as well this week as it was revealed he has been ruled out for the season through injury.  The former Arsenal youngster suffered the knee injury against Luton Town earlier on 6 December.

Anderson said: “It’s a shame for it [the injury] to happen but I’ll be working hard with the physio, doing my rehab and hopefully coming back better, fitter, strong and I’ll see if I can improve on other areas.”

The Football League Young Player of the Month is given to the top young player making an impact in first-team football across the Championship, League One and League Two.


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