Creative midfielder scoops monthly award...
Erhun Oztumer's exquisite 40-yard lob against Swindon has been named the Sky Bet League One Goal of the Month for October.
With 17 minutes played, the diminutive midfielder intercepted a loose pass, spotted Lawrence Vigouroux off his line and unleashed an exquisite left-footed effort which sailed over the keeper and into the net.
It was a truly stunning individual strike from the 25-year-old, who also netted a sublime volley in the same game.
“I’m delighted to accept the award, not just for me but on behalf of my teammates as well," said Oztumer.
“It was a memorable goal. I just remember their right-back trying to pass the ball inside and I’ve read it early, took a touch and seen the goalkeeper off his line.
“I just thought I’d give it a try and luckily it’s gone in. To be honest, I thought the second one in the game was potentially better because of the pass from Kevin Toner but I’ll take this one!
“It’s the third time this season that I’ve tried to pull it off from that sort of range so I’m glad one of them came off.
“It ranks right up there in terms of the goals I’ve scored. I’ve never scored from that distance before and possibly won’t again so it’s definitely one I won’t forget.”
Lead Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month judge and Sky Sports Pundit Don Goodman said: “For me the vision is what makes this goal so great. His reading of the game is up there with the best to latch onto the loose pass before the pinpoint strike to beat the keeper from such a long way out.
“Lawrence Vigouroux, the Swindon keeper, isn’t even too far out of position, but the power and trajectory of the shot left him stranded."Oztumer fought off competition from Peterborough’s Chris Forrester and Bristol Rovers' Matty Taylor to scoop the October prize.