Fratton Faithful Player Of The Month: September

By Jim Bonner
Last updated : 09 October 2015

It's a little late, I know, but there's an award to be (virtually) handed out to Pompey's top performer for September.

Adam McGurk would have been in contention for this award had he played more than just two league matches last month. His screamer at Oxford was probably the best goal of the month and he made a difference in the 3-1 win over Barnet the week before.

However, his injury before the match at Bristol Rovers means he hasn't played since the trip to the Kassam Stadium and therefore September's award is contested by two defenders.

Looking back at my player ratings so far this season, they may have been a little harsh on Christian Burgess. Pompey fans love a centre back who can play football and Burgess is certainly a "baller" in that respect. He has picked up a couple of "man of the match" awards at Fratton Park recently but there's one player who edged him for consistency last month.

When Paul Cook signed Ben Davies in the summer it didn't look like a signing that was going to set Portsmouth alight but despite his age the ex-Derby right back supports the attack really well by bombing forward at every opportunity.

He can deliver an excellent cross and most of all he is very sound defensively too. He is light years ahead of the likes of Yassin Moutaouakil and is probably the best full back Pompey has had since their Championship days.

Therefore, Davies is the Fratton Faithful player of the month for September but if he and Burgess continue to perform as they have then they will be in contention for the player of the season award too.

Who will step up this October?

Portsmouth Match Reports

Sky Bet League One Sat 21st October 15:00

Blackburn Rovers 3 - 0 Portsmouth

Last game - Match Centre


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