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Reading Player Of The Month Poll: September

Danny Guthrie took August's prize, with Jem Karacan in second and Alex McCarthy back in third. September saw us go unbeaten, with three wins and a draw from four games. Can Danny do it again? Or does someone else deserve the plaudits for our fantastic September?

Ben Hoskins

In position order...

Alex McCarthy

Average Rating: 7.25 (4 appearances)

MOTM: 1st (Brighton H), 3rd (Derby County A)

A fantastic month for McCarthy, who only conceded one goal in the month of September (an unstoppable strike from Will Hughes at Derby) - and his rating was only brought down by a 6 at home to Leeds, where he barely had to make a save. There's no doubt he single (or double) handedly kept the score down to nil in the Brighton game, and deservedly won our MOTM poll for that match.

Sean Morrison

Average Rating: 7.25 (4 appearances)

MOTM: 2nd (Leeds H)

Whilst Morro might not be the most glamorous nominee for Player Of The Month, his consistency led him to a 7.25/10 rating during September. Never scoring less than 7, he notched an 8 in our home match with Leeds when he made a crucial tackle to deny Noel Hunt a goal on his return to the Mad Stad - also getting him 2nd place in our MOTM poll. And as part of the defence which conceded just one goal, it's only right that the defence gets recognition.

Wayne Bridge

Average Rating: 7.00 (3 appearances)

MOTM: 3rd (Leeds H)

Bridge missed our trip up to Derby but otherwise was a consistent part of that solid defence over which I've already waxed lyrical. Whilst Wayne is unlikely to ever win MOTM unless he scores a perfect hat-trick, it's a model of his consistency that he scored 7/10 in every single match he played in September. He came off the bench at half-time against Brighton and instantly added assurance to the back four - and most importantly, a natural left foot. When we say he's a "consistent 7/10 player", never was that truer than this month.

Danny Guthrie

Average Rating: 7.50 (4 appearances)

MOTM: 1st (Birmingham H, Leeds H); 3rd (Derby A)

Player of the month for August on the website, and he didn't let that rest in September as Guthrie continued his cracking vein of form in this new system. Notched two MOTMs, with his brace at home to Birmingham and his composure during the visit of Leeds. Our top-rated player throughout September, it would be no surprise to see Guth retain the crown he won in August.

Pavel Pogrebnyak

Average Rating: 5.3 (3 appearances)

MOTM: 1st (Derby A)

Perhaps a slightly controversial nominee for POTM, as Big Pav had a rather up and down month. Sent off against Brighton, perhaps slightly harshly, he served his one match ban during the Leeds home match, and then showed his class with a man-of-the-match performance against Derby, grabbing two goals to set up victory. Two 7s in his latter two games, but that 2/10 he scored in that Brighton match dampen his chances of winning the accolade for September.


There are the nominees, and their stats. But it's all about your vote. Who did the most in September to warrant your Player Of The Month vote? You've got a week to make your selection, and we'll reveal all in a week's time...