Nigeria defender Semi Ajayi has been named the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month for March, Completesports.com reports.
Ajayi scored five goals in five matches for Rotherham United during the month of March.
He was deployed to the defensive midfield position from his normal centre-back role and acquitted himself well.
“Five goals in five games for @OfficialRUFC midfielder Semi Ajayi. He deservedly picks up the #SkyBetChampionship Player of the Month Award for March,” Skybet Championship tweeted on their official Twitter handle on Friday.
The Super Eagles player expresses his delight at winning a big award.
“It is a massive honour, and it is something I am really pleased to receive. I have to say though that the award is a team effort, I wouldn’t be in the position to collect the award without my team mates,” Ajayi stated after receiving the award on Friday.
“During the month we performed well in a number of games, picking up some vital points. It was a good all round team effort. I am also hugely grateful to the staff, who have been brilliant.
“It was a good month, and to be given the award ahead of some very stiff opposition is even more pleasing.
“The season is coming to a close now, but from a team perspective we are still fighting hard to keep this club in The Championship, and from a personal point of view this will also give me confidence going into the remaining games this season.”
Ajayi has scored seven goals in 41 Championship appearances for Rotherham United this season.
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