George Hirst

Hirst Nominated For PL2 Player Of The Month

Leicester City Development Squad striker George Hirst has been nominated for September's Premier League 2 Player of the Month award.

- George Hirst has been nominated for the Premier League 2 Player of the Month award in September
- The 20-year-old striker scored twice in three league games for the Club's Under-23s side
- The winner of the award will be announced on Friday 11 October

The 20-year-old forward, who joined the Club in the summer, has so far netted on three occasions for City's Under-23s in Premier League 2 Division 1.

While his maiden Foxes strike came in August's 2-0 victory at Wolverhampton Wanderers, Hirst also found the net twice in last Saturday's 2-2 draw with Chelsea.

Over the month of September, the England youth international starred in all three of Leicester's league matches, also featuring in the Leasing.com Trophy.

Hirst is one of eight players to be nominated for the award, the winner of which will be announced on Friday 11 October on the Premier League's online channels.

The shortlist was chosen by the Premier League Football Development panel after coaches nominated the best performances by opposing players in each league fixture.

The shortlist

Folarin Balogun, Arsenal
Antony Evans, Everton
George Hirst, Leicester City
James Garner, Manchester United
Rosaire Longelo, Newcastle United
Michael Olise, Reading
Callum Slattery, Southampton
Anthony Scully, West Ham United

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