January was a poor month for Reading in general, but it did see the emergence of a new Icelandic hero, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, who has won The Tilehurst End Player of the Month award after receiving 55% of your votes.
Bodvarsson scored five of the Royals’ seven goals in all competitions in January, despite featuring in just four games, with the highlight being a hat-trick in a 3-0 win to beat Stevenage in the FA Cup. He also netted a brace at Burton to help secure the team’s only league victory of the month, 3-1 the final score at the Pirelli Stadium. After making a stop-start beginning to his career in Berkshire, Bodvarsson will hope that his performances in January will see him kick on, despite the deadline day arrival of Chris Martin on loan from Derby.
For the second month in succession, Chris Gunter finishes as the runner-up in the poll with 40% of your votes, whilst fellow full-back and academy star Omar Richards received the remaining 5%.
Player of the Month 2017/18 Winners
January 2018 - Jon Dadi Bodvarsson (55%)
December 2017 - Modou Barrow (60%)
November 2017 - Modou Barrow (52%)
October 2017 - Leandro Bacuna (66%)
September 2017 - Liam Moore (71.6%)
August 2017 - Liam Kelly (70%)