Rochdale Football Club is delighted to announce that Peter Vincenti has been named the Sky Bet League 1 Player of the Month for September.
Vincenti tapped into the richest goalscoring form of his career, scoring in four separate games and over half of his Dale’s goals in the month, while his support play and his well-timed runs into the box haven’t gone unnoticed.
The award comes swiftly on the back of the inaugural Sky Bet Football League Unsung Hero award, which he picked up for August.
Vincenti is over the moon to have received the accolade: “It’s the first time I’ve been nominated for this award so I’m delighted to have won it.
“I’ve seen players win it before and I’ve always thought to myself that I would love to be nominated, so I’m really pleased.
“Obviously one player has to be nominated but, for me, it shows what we’re achieving as a team.
“If we weren’t doing well or we weren’t playing well as a team then the chances are I wouldn’t have been nominated.
“It’s a combined effort from everyone so it’s nice for everybody at the club to get the recognition.”
Manager Keith Hill commented: "The recent signing of his three year contract extension showed Peter’s appetite to stay at the club.
“He enjoys the environment at Rochdale and he’s playing happy. He’s a shining example for a lot of the players that we’ve got at the football club.
“I think Peter has been outstanding in his goal-scoring exploits this season and I’m also delighted with his leadership qualities.
“He’s very influential and he’s an important character in the changing rooms. He’s committed and when players are committed, they commit performance wise.”
Sky Sports’ Football League pundit Don Goodman said: “Goalscoring midfielders are priceless and Vincenti is currently enjoying the best goalscoring month of his career to date.
“He has spurred his team mates on in September and played a massive part in the victory against Shrewsbury, scoring the first then winning the penalty for the second.”
Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery said: “A goalscoring midfielder can be the difference between a mid-table finish and a promotion push in the Sky Bet Football League – especially in a team that are struggling for goals.
“Vincenti netted in four of Rochdale’s five fixtures in the month, including a late winner against Scunthorpe.
“Vincenti wasn’t quoted in Sky Bet’s League 1 top goalscorer market at the start of the season, despite an impressive haul of 13 last season.
“We’ve had to sit up and take note after his hot streak, as he’s only two goals behind last month’s Player of the Month Adam Armstrong, who leads the way.
“He’s been added to the market at 40/1.”
The Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month Award went to Jordon Rhodes of Blackburn Rovers.
In Sky Bet League 2, Barnet striker Michael Gash was named Player of the Month.
The judging panel for the Sky Bet Player of the Month comprises Sky Sports Football League expert Don Goodman; Football League Head of Communications John Nagle; League Managers Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery.