AFC Wimbledon loan star Matt Tubbs wins League Two’s Player of the Month after four goals in first five games

Don’s striker Matt Tubbs saw his fine start to the season rewarded after being voted the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month for August.

The striker has been in formidable form, netting four goals in his first five games, including the first in Saturday’s 3-2 defeat against Stevenage.

He joined the club in the summer on a season-long loan from Championship side Bournemouth and has already proved to be a valuable asset.

The 30-year-old saw off competition from Cheltenham Town goalkeeper Trevor Carson, Wycombe Wanderers midfielder Peter Murphy and Morecombe striker Kevin Ellison to claim the prize.

Dons manager Neal Ardley had been chasing Tubbs’ signature all summer and praised his new acquisition on the club website.

“The award is thoroughly deserved. I do statistics on all the games, including what positions we score from and who is involved in the build-up and assists.

“Matt has been involved in six out of our seven league goals and that tells you how well he has done.”

The Dons currently lie in 13th position and resume their league campaign away to Carlisle on Saturday.

The newly crowned Player of the Month is keen to reward fans’ support with another good performance.

“Carlisle is a long way for our supporters to go and to pay money out of their own pockets.

“For them to come and support us will be brilliant and hopefully we can put on a good performance for them,” said Tubbs.

“Carlisle lost last weekend and got rid of their manager, but they won during the week. If we stick to our game plan then we will be okay.

“We need to go there and impose ourselves on the game.”

Image courtesy of 1896CrawleyTownFC, with thanks

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