Celtic's Moussa Dembele takes Premiership player of the month award for September
By Chris MacRae
Last Updated: 13/10/16 4:38pm
Celtic's Moussa Dembele has been named the Ladbrokes Premiership player of the month for September.
The in-form striker scored eight goals in six games during the month, including a hat-trick in the match against Rangers, becoming the first Celtic player to achieve that feat since Stevie Chalmers 50 years previously.
He also bagged a double against Kilmarnock in the 6-1 league win, and a notable double in the titanic Champions League tussle against Manchester City.
Dermbele said: "I am a striker. Each time the manager gives me a chance, I give my all. This was the next step for me after Fulham. I had to show I could do it at a high level with a massive club.
"From the first day, the lads have made me welcome. In an environment like this you settle quickly and that has helped me score goals."
There has been no let-up for the former Fulham frontman in the international break as he netted two goals for the France U21 side - against Georgia on his debut and then again in a 3-0 win in Northern Ireland.
The managerial prize went to Inverness Caley Thistle's rookie manager Richie Foran.
After a luckless start to his career in the dug-out ,which saw his side lose their first three league games, Foran has seen them go five matches unbeaten, including draws with Celtic and Aberdeen in September.