Joshua McCormack captured the hearts of football fans around the world this week, so much so, he has been named the EFL’s honorary Player of the Month.
The five-year-old, who is suffering from a terminal brain tumour, was named by Dale as a substitute for Wednesday night’s Checkatrade Trophy match against Hartlepool United.
As a result of the impact that Joshua’s inclusion in the squad has had, as well as the heartwarming reaction from football fans, the EFL has taken the unprecedented step of naming him as the honorary Player of the Month.
The accolade follows on from the traditional monthly Manager and Player of the Month divisional award winners announced this morning, and will see a special trophy produced for Joshua.
The trophy will be sent to the club and we will pass it onto him and his family.