PFA 2UP winners
Check out who won the official PFA 2UP Fans' Divisional Player Awards for the month of October.
Last Updated: 05/11/08 2:24pm
The winners of the official PFA 2UP Fans' Divisional Player Awards for the month of October have been announced, with Geovanni, Paul Gallagher, Simon Cox and Mike Williamson claiming the divisional honours.
Brazilian Geovanni has already become a firm favourite with the Tigers' faithful as Hull City's fairytale first season in top flight football continues - despite recent defeats to Chelsea and Manchester United.
Spectacular goals against Spurs and Arsenal won him a special place in the hearts of the club's fans, and also earned him praise from fellow Brazilian Luiz Felipe Scolari.
The Chelsea boss said ahead of his side's recent clash with Hull: "I know Geovanni very well because he was my player at Cruzeiro in Brazil. He's my friend and for Hull City I think he is one of their best players. He's intelligent and works for the team and shoots for goal."
In the Championship, the PFA 2UP Fans' Award goes to Plymouth's on-loan striker Paul Gallagher who has also become a firm favourite with his new club's fans following his switch from Blackburn.
The Scot is enjoying his role 'in the hole' for the Pilgrims and says: "This is the position I have wanted to play in all my career. Managers have not been sure what my best position is but, as you can see, I am scoring goals and enjoying my football."
Simon Cox of Swindon struck his second hat-trick of the season in the 3-3 draw with Scunthorpe at the weekend, following on from his three-goal heroics against Hartlepool a month ago, much to the delight of manager Maurice Malpas.
"Simon is in excellent form for us at the moment and it was a terrific hat-trick from him," said the Swindon boss. "His goals helped us get a terrific point at Scunthorpe against a team in form and playing well. But really when you score three goals away from home you should be looking to take more than a point."
Wycombe's Mike Williamson has been partly responsible for Wanderers having one of the best defensive records in the whole league. Wycombe have conceded a miserly six goals in 14 league games so far, and haven't let in more than one over the course of 90 minutes. Peter Taylor's men are pushing for promotion and Williamson, who has also claimed three goals himself so far, has more than played his part.
The four divisional winners were recognised by football fans across the country, who voted on the PFA's website Givemefootball.com, as the best players in their division during October 2008.
Four fans who voted for the winning players in each division will be chosen to go to a match and present the trophy to the player. The winners will be chosen at random and will be announced later in the month.
To vote for November's PFA 2UP Fans' Player of the Month and win the chance to meet a football hero. Visit the PFA 2UP Fans' Award