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NIFWA PLAYER OF THE MONTH - JANUARY 2020

Billy Joe Burns is the Player of the Month for January after a string of impressive performances helped Crusaders win all of their games without conceding a goal.

“I'm delighted with the month we had and delighted to win this award, although I would have given it to Rodney Brown – but I won't complain!

“We kept five clean sheets in the month and if we can continue that we should be alright because our front men are always going to score goals.

Long-established at right back, Burns' form certainly has not suffered since being asked to star in the heart of their defence, though he admitted it has taken some getting used to.

“Playing at centre-half is completely different to playing right back because I like to get up the pitch, but the manager shouts at me!

“There is more talking and organising at centre-half but it has been working for us so far.

“It's an exciting title race but not so good to play in. Every team wants consistency, which has been lacking in most teams this season, and that can be frustrating.

“Thanks to the Writers for the award.”

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