Grimsby Town forward Charles Vernam has won the League Two PFA fans’ player of the month award for February.
The 23-year-old scored four goals for Ian Holloway’s side in Sky Bet League Two last month, including a superb hat-trick in the 3-2 away win over Colchester United.
In a poll run by fan engagement experts Snack Media, Vernam won with 24 per cent of the vote.
In the fourth of five divisional votes carried out over 11 days via Snack’s digital and social networks, and supported by top-flight football clubs and press, it was clear that the forward’s strong performances last month – scoring four times and registering one assist – has resonated not just with Mariners fans, but with supporters of all teams.
The full list of contenders from the final shortlist polled were as follows:
- Charles Vernam (Grimsby Town) – 24%
- Jonny Smith (Oldham Athletic) – 21%
- Zak Dearnley (Oldham Athletic) – 20%
- Shaun Brisley (Port Vale) – 16%
- Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) – 12%
- James Hanson (Grimsby Town) – 8%
Liz Cope, chief marketing officer, Bristol Street Motors said: “Supporting the PFA Bristol Street Motors Fans’ Player of the Month Award is a privilege. The accolade highlights the high calibre of talent currently demonstrated by the players, while acknowledging achievements throughout the season.
“The award is voted for by the fans and a lucky few have the opportunity to present the prize to the winning footballer. Allowing fans, who are the lifeblood of the game, to continue to meet their football heroes is very special, and we look forward to continuing to make these dreams a reality.”