Crusaders striker Jamie McGonigle collects the Belleek trophy from NIFWA Chairman Stuart McKinley.


Crusaders forward Jamie McGonigle has been named Player of the Month for November by NIFWA.

The young striker helped Crusaders complete the month unbeaten, weighing in with four goals and a handful of assists.

McGonigle has made a bright start to life at Seaview after his summer move from Coleraine.

McGonigle said, "The move has worked out well for me so far. Training full-time suits me down to the ground and I feel like it has improved my game. I've settled in really well and I think the Crusaders fans are starting to see the best of me.

"We had a mixed start to the season but I feel like we are now coming into a bit of form. I'm confident that we can kick-on over the Christmas period.

"I'd like to thank the Football Writers' for this award, it means a lot to me."

Larne's Jeff Hughes was runner-up, with Glentoran's Robbie McDaid in third.

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