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Josh Vela wins Sky Bet League One's November Goal of the Month award

16 December 2016

Midfielder scoops monthly accolade for volley against Millwall

Josh Vela has won the Sky Bet League One Goal of the Month winner for November, after his volley against Millwall received 55% of the public vote. 

A poor Lions clearance was punished in clinical fashion by the Wanderers midfielder, whose improvised strike was accurate enough to sneak into the far post.

Lead Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month judge and Sky Sports Pundit Don Goodman said: “This was a really tidy finish from Josh after some messy play in the box, and highlights the quality that he has in front of goal. 

“To have a midfielder in your team that can hit the target from range can be invaluable for a team who will spend an awful lot of time trying to break down sides that are ‘sat in’ trying to frustrate them."

Vela said: “I must admit I didn’t expect to hit it so sweetly but it was a good goal! All of the fans voted for me too so it's a massive thanks to them really.

“With the goal itself, I just remember the ball dropping to me on the edge of the box and I thought I’m going to have a strike here and luckily it went in.

“It's about time I started adding few goals to my game too - I’ve been playing further forward so that’s what I’ve got to do as well as assisting them.

“I’m really enjoying my football at the minute though. I’m getting a lot of chances and creating a lot of goals which is brilliant.”

Vela beat off competition from Southend United’s Stephen McLaughlin and Swindon Town’s Anton Rodgers.

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