11.11.22 Aaron Collins wins SkyBet League One Player of the Month award!

Aaron scoops monthly award!

Aaron Collins has won the SkyBet League One Player of the Month award for October! 

The dynamic forward scored three goals last month and also set up three goals for his teammates as the Gas enjoyed a fine run of form in October.

A superb performance against Cheltenham Town saw Aaron net two and assist one goal as Rovers ran away 4-1 winners. 

On his award, Aaron said: “I’m happy to win it after being nominated in August with the same amount of goal involvements. It could’ve been four assists, but it obviously wasn’t to be. But like I said, it’s been a really good month as a team, as well as individually, so I’m happy and, hopefully, I can add to that goal and assists tally in the coming months!”

Rovers boss Joey Barton said: “I’m delighted for Aaron. I think his form in the calendar year has been exceptional. He’s been a real talisman for the group; obviously, life in League One is relatively new for him but he’s hit the ground running. In terms of goal involvements, he sits up there with some of the best players in the division, so he deservedly takes home that accolade.”

Sky Sports’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said: “Bristol Rovers picked up some important points last month and Aaron Collins was very much at the heart of this.

“The striker continued his terrific form this season with a trio of strikes and as many assists, but his off-the-ball play was just as vital for Joey Barton’s side.”

Sky Bet EFL trader Ivor Davies said: “Aaron Collins has enjoyed an impressive rise for Bristol Rovers since joining the club last summer and his good form has even seen him touted as a surprise call-up for the Welsh National team for the World Cup in Qatar.

“He didn’t do his chances any harm during October with another three goals and three assists taking him to nine goals and six assists in seventeen League One matches so far this season.

“This left him in second place in the top goalscorer charts only two behind Jonson Clarke-Harris and into 12/1 from 25/1 at the start of the month to win the League One Golden Boot.

“Collins’ spearheaded Rovers promotion push last season and Gas fans will be hoping he can kick on again and help them push away from the bottom half of the table.”

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