Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Ireland's Coleman named Everton player of the month

Rising Ireland international Seamus Coleman has been named Everton’s player of the month for November.

The Donegal born player had a memorable month as he cemented his position both as a regular in David Moyes’ first-team plans and as a fans’ favourite.

The highlight for the 22-year-old was surely in the opening game of Everton’s schedule as he scored his first Premier League goal for the Blues at Blackpool.

Coleman helped the Seasiders clinch promotion last season while on loan at Bloomfield Road and showed his growing maturity by refusing to celebrate.

The gesture was well-received by the home support, as had been his gutsy style and contribution to their success in last season’s Championship play-offs.

Coleman appeared as a substitute in the 1-1 draw with Bolton but was back in the starting line-up for games against Arsenal and Sunderland.

There was also a second call-up to the full Ireland squad with Coleman an unused substitute in the draw with Norway last month. Trapattoni's decision not to play Coleman during the game raised many eyebrows among Irish supporters who thought he thoroughly deserved a place in the starting eleven.

Coleman told evertontv: "I was delighted when I got the text to tell me I had won. I had a good month and it was great to get my first Premier League goal."