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Player Of The Month - September 2017

A disappointing month in terms of results, but we still had some standout performers. Vote for your September player of the month.

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In alphabetical order...

Sone Aluko

Average rating: 6.0 (5 appearances); Man of the Match nominations: 2nd (Bristol City H), 3rd (Hull City H), 3rd (Norwich City H)

A good first month for Aluko at Reading, who's already notched three assists to show perhaps he can be the creative influence that might finally unlock the Royals' somewhat stifled attack. Set-pieces allowed Dave Edwards to net against Millwall then Liam Moore to score at home to Norwich, whilst it was some quick thinking which saw him release Jon Dadi Bodvarsson for our equaliser against Hull. Yet to get on the scoresheet himself, but whenever he gets on the ball, he looks as though he could make something happen. Promising signs for our record signing.

Liam Moore

Average rating: 6.0 (6 appearances); Man of the Match nominations: 1st (Brentford A), 1st (Norwich City H), 3rd (Swansea City H), 3rd (Millwall A)

In a month where Reading failed to keep a clean sheet, it speaks volumes of Moore's influence on the side that he can still hold his head high and see himself nominated here. Sure, mistakes have been the chief cause of the Royals' travails at the back, but those lapses are few and far between when it comes to the former Leicester City centre-half. And when he's popping up at the other end to finish off free-kicks, even better. Two man of the match awards, won against Norwich City and Brentford, show he's certainly not the problem in Reading's back line.

Joey van den Berg

Average rating: 6.2 (5 appearances): Man of the Match nominations: 2nd (Millwall A), 2nd (Brentford A)

Who was Reading's top performer in September, according to our various match reporters and player raters? That's right, Joey van den Berg, who topped the rankings with an average of 6.2 out of 10. Whilst he's been much maligned in the past for lapses in concentration, the Dutchman has been consistent in defence and midfield throughout September, seemingly justifying Jaap Stam and Brian Tevreden's decision to reward him with a new contract. He'll seldom be the standout performer, but he'll always give you 100 percent - this month, that effort sees him into the top three.

So who's your winner? Vote now!