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September sizzler: Cadden scoops top gong


Forest Green Rovers winger Nicky Cadden has been named the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month for September.  

Cadden follows in the footsteps of Matty Stevens who won the award for August.

Of Forest Green’s five goals, four of them came courtesy of rampaging Cadden runs down the left, either whipping in crosses at pace or dribbling inside to create havoc. Solid defensively, too, as Rovers didn’t concede a goal all month.

Cadden said: “It’s been a great month for me personally – and I am really delighted with the achievement. We’ve had a great start so far, so hopefully, we can keep that going now.

“Our early success has been a team effort. They’re all coming up with some unbelievable stats – so we need to stay level-headed and remain consistent now.”

Sky Sports’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said: “Forest Green remarkably kept their opponents goalless in September and whilst defending is one part of a wing back’s job description, Nicky Cadden also highlighted the offensive side of his game.

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Nicky Cadden celebrates his wonder strike at Carlilse Pic: Shane Healey/ Pro Sports Images

“So as well as staying rock solid at the back, Cadden was routinely involved in Rovers’ best attacks throughout the month, contributing four-goal involvements and creating general chaos across League Two defences.”

Sky Bet EFL trader Ivor Davies said: “Forest Green’s Nicky Cadden impressed during the first month of the season and the left wing-back continued his good run of form, assisting three goals in four games.

“The Scot was equally impressive in defence as the vegan-friendly club didn’t concede at all and went unbeaten to finish September top of the table and establish themselves as legitimate title favourites at 5/2 from 8/1 at the start of the month. 

“Since the season started we have massively upgraded Rovers in our ratings and we have them firmly as the best team now based on our projections.”

The judging panel for the Sky Bet Player of the Month comprises Sky Sports’ EFL expert Don Goodman; EFL Communications Director Mark Rowan and Sky Bet EFL trader Ivor Davies.

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