Purrington Nominated for PFA Fans' Player of the Month

BEN Purrington has been nominated for the PFA Fans’ Player of the Month for Sky Bet League Two.

The 20-year-old has started 12 games, and been a used substitute in a further three, this season, following an injury to regular Argyle left-back Gary Sawyer. 

Purrington’s performances have been extremely assured, though, and his form in October - a month in which Argyle won four and drew one of their league games - has led to the recognition.

Ben is joined on the shortlist by Andy Williams of Doncaster; Cameron McGeehan of Luton; Carlisle’s Jason Kennedy; Cambridge United midfielder Luke Berry; and Mansfield man Matt Green.

Ben’s manager, Argyle boss Derek Adams, said: “Coming in, in place of Gary Sawyer, he’s played well in that left-back position. 

“He’s into double figures in league starts. He’s only 20 years of age, and is still very young. With that experience he is getting, it is really helping him. 

“With his age, and the help of Sonny Bradley, Nauris Bulvitis and Gary Miller, their experience has helped Ben, along with [David] Fox and [Yann] Songo’o in the middle.”

A panel, including Paul Merson, Ian Holloway and Peter Beagrie; general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Mike Riley; and Malcolm Clarke, chairman of the Football Supporters Federation, have drawn up the shortlists. 

Fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favourites in each division, one day at a time, this week. Sky Bet League Two’s turn is Friday – you will be able to vote via the Skysports.com website. 

One voting fan in each division, who is a resident in the UK or Ireland, will win the chance to meet and present the award to each PFA Fans' Player of the Month.