Friday 15th October, 2021 at 10:00am
Thistle supporters have voted Tunji Akinola as their McCrea Financial Services Player of the Month for September, with winger Scott Tiffoney the runner-up.
English defender Akinola followed up his first start against Morton in late August, with an outstanding display in Stranraer, scoring his first senior goal as he helped the Jags to a 2-0 SPFL Trust Trophy victory in early September. The performance earned him a place in the SPFL Team of the Week. While September’s league results were disappointing, Akinola continued to impress Jags fans with his commitment and got his October off to a flier with his performance against Ayr United earning another SPFL TOTW spot.
Upon receiving the award, Tunji said:
“September was my first full month at Thistle and an award like this which is voted for by the fans is special to me as it shows they appreciate what I do but I just want to keep going, keep working hard and keep improving.
“I feel like I’ve settled in really well. A lot of the boys are around the same age as me and that helps when it comes to settling off the pitch as well. On the pitch, I know how the manager wants to play, training is good, it’s intense which is what I’m used to, so it’s been a good start personally but, I’m not satisfied, I want to keep improving and do better.”
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