Young Fox takes award

Last Updated: Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:13

Leicester defender Liam Moore has been named the Football League's Young Player of the Month for September.

Having made his debut for the Foxes in January 2012 against Crystal Palace, the boyhood Leicester fan has since gone on to become a regular fixture at the heart of Nigel Pearson's defence.

Moore scored his first goal for the club and played in every one of the Foxes' Sky Bet Championship games during September and the young centre-back could not hide his delight at receiving such a prestigious award.

"It is very nice. It is something I will be able to keep forever and it's an achievement," the 20-year-old said. "But if it's personal success or team success then I will pick team success every day."

Pearson was equally delighted and had nothing but positive words for Moore.

"Liam has had a very good start to the season - and he did last year.," the former Hull manager added. "He is playing alongside experienced players and experienced players can sometimes be the best coaches.

"It's great for him to pick up an award as an individual but he would be the first to recognise that to win awards like that you have to be part of an effective team and he has contributed very well so far."

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