Eetu Vertainen scores a double at NIFWA monthly awards

Posted : 6th January 2023 at 07:21:09

Linfield striker Eetu Vertainen has scored a double for the month of December.

The Finn has bagged both the Dream Spanish Homes Player of the Month award and the NIFWA Goal of the Month prize.

Vertainen scored five goals in the festive month, including a late winner against Glentoran on Boxing Day that was selected as December's best goal.

He said: “It was a great month for me but also for the team. I think we won every game, so everyone was pleased.

“It was a great way to end the year, particularly after a slow start to the season. I’m delighted to win this award. It was very special to get this recognition from the Football Writers’ to be named Player of the Month and to win Goal of the Month.

“Scoring against the Glens on Boxing Day was amazing. It was a special goal, but I was just happy that I was able to help my team win the game. After a slow start we are doing very well in the league now."

Coleraine's Stephen O'Donnell was runner-up with Linfield's Sam Roscoe third.

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