#OTPNPlayerOfTheWeek: 20th – 27th August 2015

#OTPNPlayerOfTheWeek: 20th – 27th August 2015

Premier League

Back to your usual ways then Mr. Wilson.

Back to your usual ways then Mr. Wilson. (Picture: Sky Sports)

Callum Wilson – AFC Bournemouth

And it’s a POTW Hat-trick!

Premier League new boy Callum Wilson has wasted no time in netting his first hat-trick, doing so only three games into the new season. It is for this that he has been awarded his third Player Of The Week Award in consecutive campaigns. The 23 year old took the Championship by storm last season, scoring 23 goals in all competitions. Due to his frightening form within the previous term a lot is expected of Wilson. Who knows a series of strong performances and relatively good goal returns could see him get the opportunity to represent the National team and gain his first senior England cap.

Click here to view the goals

Championship

Michael Keane is coming up with the goods from defence.

Michael Keane is coming up with the goods from defence. (Picture: Sky Sports)

Michael Keane – Burnley Football Club

Striker in disguise? The ex-Manchester United defender has scored two goals in four games so far this season, half of Burnley’s goal tally in as many games.  Having endured four loan spells during his time with the Red Devils’ the 22 year old English appears to have gained enough experience and craft to solidify his starting position amongst Burnley’s back four, having signed on a permanent deal back in January after being signed on loan earlier in the month. Keane has represented England at Under 19, Under 20 and Under 21 level so it is clear that the calibre of the young Mancunian is strong and ever-present. Perhaps he can be a bolstering factor in Burnley’s quest to secure Premier League football again.

Click here to watch the Burnley vs Brentford match highlights

Sky Bet League One

Fantastic goal.

Fantastic goal. (Picture: Coventry Telegraph)

Jacob Murphy – Coventry City Football Club

The Murphy twins are dangerous when they are together on one pitch, but it seems they are just as bad when they are split up. Jacob Murphy netted six goals last season over the course of two loan spells, with Blackpool and Colchester United and it seems he is almost certain on building upon that tally after his superb strike against Walsall last weekend despite a 2-1 loss. Altogether last season, he produced an impressive eight goals and eleven assists in all competitions between the Championship, League One and U21BPL with Norwich. A combination of him his brother Josh and Nathan Redmond all on the pitch at the same time is something which might not be impossible further on into the season, watch out for it.

Click here to watch the Walsall vs Coventry match highlights

Sky Bet League Two

Passionate scenes, great from Pierre.

Passionate scenes, great from Pierre. (Picture: Mirror)

Aaron Pierre – Wycombe Wanderers Football Club

Pierre appears to be Gareth Ainsworth’s guardian angel, consistently coming to his aid within the dying embers of matches to either win games or salvage a crucial point. His aerial ability is next to none and he appears to have stepped up and taken up the role of orchestrating the defence. The 22 year old has gone from strength to strength since his departure from Griffin Park last May and it is only a matter of time before the promotion pushing club will regret his departure is not kicking themselves already. Similar to Keane with two goals in four games so far, both headed attempts this young man is certainly one to look out for this season. That ball-boy who celebrated his goal with him last week will surely remember that priceless moment for years to come.

Click here to watch the Wycombe vs Dagenham & Redbridge match highlights

Lynden Gooch

Top Goalscorer.

Top Goalscorer. (Picture: SAFC)

U21 Barclays Premier League – Sunderland AFC

American forward Lynden Gooch is in fine form so far this season, being joint top goalscorer (3) in the U21 Barclays Premier League. His goal against Tottenham last Sunday lead the Black Cats’ to their 10th victory in 11 games. The 19 year old has also registered an assist. Gooch, who arrived on Wearside during the summer of 2012 has impressed throughout his time at the club, with his services in high demand. Dick Advocaat has taken a liking to previous POTW award winner Duncan Watmore, therefore we would not write off the chances of this young man stepping up to join him having already been out on loan season and scoring and gaining an assist during his time spent with Gateshead.

U21 Professional Development League Two

Hat-trick Hero. (Picture: Neil Everitt)

Hat-trick Hero. (Picture: Neil Everitt)

Keshi Anderson – Crystal Palace Football Club

Yet another previous POTW award winner has won this accolade by a clear mile, scoring a hat-trick in a 6-2 mauling over newly promoted Watford. Anderson’s clinical nature in front of goal is what enables him to reap such rewards, as well as his off the ball movement and positioning similarly. Since his arrival to Crystal Palace from Non-League, he has continued to strive and keep his name relevant. Pardew will have a problem on his hands soon trying to fit in this hot prospect as clinical forwards never go a miss!

Final Third Development League

Ridiculously quick. (Picture: GWL)

Ridiculously quick. (Picture: GWL)

Ade Azeez – AFC Wimbledon Football Club

Azeez is off to a flying start this season, hitting the ground running already with two fine goals to his name in a 4-0 thrashing over Cambridge United. Azeez was involved in literally all things AFC Wimbledon, with his frightening pace simply uncontainable for Cambridge. By combining pace and power could Azeez and Akinfenwa be a devastating pair for League Two defenders?

U18 Barclays Premier League

Oh how we love a quick hat-trick. (Picture: Vavel)

Oh how we love a quick hat-trick. (Picture: Vavel)

Toni Gomes – Liverpool Football Club

Gomez to the rescue! The 17 year old Portuguese international took matters into his own hands by completing a 16 minute hat-trick from the 66 minute mark onwards to level the game, before Yan Dhanda added insult to injury and scored in the 90th minute to gain the home side an unexpected win.

U18 Professional Development League Two

Goal of the season contender.

Goal of the season contender.

Matt Penney – Sheffield Wednesday Football Club

Penney has pitched in with a contender for goal of the season, executed to perfection. Do not take our word for it, see for yourself…

Click here to watch Matt Penney’s wonder goal

Football League Youth Alliance

Outside of the box or die!

Outside of the box or die!

Jack Snelus – Luton Town Football Club

This young villain needs to be stopped. Your first four goals of the new season can’t all be screamers can they? Surely that is just unfair. Nevertheless, talented Snelus must be applauded for his amazing wonder strikes, especially his most recent one which came in a 8-2 rout over Milton Keynes Dons which is being heavily circulated on The Hatters’ YouTube page along with the rest. Watch out for this young man, no literally goalkeepers watch out for him he is armed and dangerous…

Click here to view Jack Snelus’s most recent wonder goal

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