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Gaffer commends prolific Stockton

8 October 2021

Club News

Gaffer commends prolific Stockton

8 October 2021

Manager Stephen Robinson has paid tribute to striker Cole Stockton upon receiving the Sky Bet League One Player of the Month award for the second time in as many months.

Stockton who has won the award ahead of the likes of Lincoln City’s Anthony Scully, MK Dons’ Scott Twine and Sunderland AFC’s Carl Winchester, and Robinson says winning this award is not just down to his goals but his all-round play. 

He said: “Winning it two months in a row just shows his consistency and the levels that he has reached, we have pushed him to stay at those levels and he has done that. 

“He has worked very hard on his game, we need him fresh and firing for us, the way he holds the ball up and his all-round play is a big part of what we do as a club. 

“This is probably one of the reasons why he has won Player of the Month again, by bringing other players into play and assisting as well as scoring goals.” 

Stockton scored five goals in September with a brace against AFC Wimbledon and Accrington Stanley respectively, with a single goal at the end of the month. 

Robinson says that his goal against the Dons has already won the Goal of the Season in his opinion. 

He added: “It is fantastic and he can be very proud of his achievements, five goals in a month and the goal against AFC Wimbledon for me is Goal of the Season already. 

“If anyone outside of Morecambe had have scored it or if Ronaldo would have scored it, we would be talking about it for months. 

“He as been fantastic for us over the last two months and I don’t think it’s often that Morecambe would have had a player that has won an award like he has twice in a row.” 

Despite the fantastic start to the season, Robinson believes that there is more to come from the Shrimps’ number nine. 

“I think the only thing he hasn’t scored with yet is his head, but he scores all types of goals from different types of angles,” he said. 

“I believe that there is a lot more to come from him, I think if he works harder he can get down the sides more - I don’t want to able away from what he is good at, but if we add that to his game, we could have a real, real good player on our hands.” 

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