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Clough wins League One Player of the Month award
Monday 7th November 2016 @ 11:03 by Mark Phillip
Football Sports

Former Audenshaw School pupil Zach Clough has won the PFA Fan’s League One Player of the Month award for October.

The 21-year-old Bolton Wanderers striker was up against five other candidates, including Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp, Bradford City’s Billy Clarke, AFC Wimbledon’s Tom Elliot, Coventry’s Marvin Sordell and Walsall’s Erhun Oztumer.

More than 11,000 votes were cast in the poll, which was held on the Sky Sports website and apps, with Clough winning what proved to be a two-man race between himself and Sharp with 4,249 votes.

Having attracted interest from other clubs over summer, including a big-money move to Championship outfit Bristol City, Clough decided to stay with Bolton for another season despite suffering relegation to League One.

The youngster’s decision to stay with the Trotters appears to be an inspired one, as Clough has notched five times in 14 appearances this season which, in the process, has helped Bolton to second in the table.

Phil Parkinson’s team have also progressed to the second round of the FA Cup with a 1-0 victory over Grimsby Town at the weekend.

Bolton are back in League One action at Peterborough United on Sunday.