McLeod dedicates award to the team

Crawley Town's Skybet Player of the Month winner Izale McLeod with his award SUS-150903-193751002
Crawley Town's Skybet Player of the Month winner Izale McLeod with his award SUS-150903-193751002

Izale McLeod has been named SkyBet League One Player of the Month for February.

He is the first Crawley player to win an award since the club got into the Football League.

McLeod scored four goals during the month including the club’s first ever Football League hat-trick in Crawley’s 5-1 win over Barnsley.

The experienced striker now has 15 goals for the season and the award reflects the important part he is playing in Reds’ battle against the drop.

Manager Dean Saunders said: “It’s a great confidence boost for Izale and everyone in the squad.

“I know from my own career that scoring goals is the most difficult job in the team. Izale has done great for me and John Gregory before me and my only hope now is that he continues in the same vein of form for the rest of the season.”

A delighted McLeod said: “The hat-trick against Barnsley was only the second in my career so it meant a lot.

“The boys deserve a lot of credit for creating the chances so the award is for the whole team really.

“It’s nice to be recognised but it’s more important that we keep producing the good performances we’ve done in recent weeks.

“Dean was a top quality striker and gives me tips about things he used to do and it definitely helps me.”