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05 Mar 2020
© Presseye Linfield striker Andrew Waterworth with the Belleek trophy

Linfield striker Andrew Waterworth is the NIFWA Premiership Player of the Month for February.

Waterworth scored six goals in the month, as Linfield stormed to the clear at the top of the table with four victories. The former Hamilton Academical forward found the net against Dungannon Swifts, Warrenpoint Town, Ballymena United and Crusaders.

Upon collecting the Belleek trophy, Waterworth said, "I'd like to thank the Football Writers' for this award. I was delighted when I heard that I had been selected.

"Personally, this has not been my best season. I've spent a lot of the season on the bench, and I had to work incredibly hard to back in the team and stay in the team. It's fantastic to back amongst the goals again.

"For the club, it's also been a difficult year. The Irish Cup defeat to Queen's was embarrassing and we haven't been at our best for the most of the season.

"We have improved but we still have an awful lot of hard work today if we are to win the title."

It's the fourth time Waterworth has won the Football Writers' monthly prize and his third as a Linfield player.