Dundalk winger Michael Duffy has had a fantastic start to the 2018 Airtricity League Premier Division season and has been rewarded for his fine form with the SSE Airtricty Player of the Month Award for April.
The 23-year-old helped himself to three goals from midfield during the month of April and also turned provider for his team mates around him as well with three assists helping Dundalk to the top of the table.
It is the first time that Duffy has received the award and, although he is delighted, he was quick to acknowledge that there is nothing really won yet and plenty of work still to do with Cork City hot on their heels.
Duffy said: “I'm delighted to win it. It was a good month for me with three goals and three assists. I'm hoping I can just keep that up now and kick on again.
“We've dropped a few stupid points and we’ve been a bit unlucky but we're playing well overall. We've been tested with injuries too but it just shows the depth to our squad.
“The league is tough this year. We've been top and then Cork and so on. Waterford and Derry City have been up there too. With teams playing each other four times I think it's very tough.”
Derry City’s Aaron McEneff finished in second place with the voting and Bohs midfielder Dylan Watts was third.