Coleraine midfielder Ben Doherty has been named Player of the Month for October by NIFWA.

Doherty scored eight goals in the month of October as the Bannsiders claimed six wins in a row. Doherty scored fives goals from the penalty spot and three from open play.

He said, "I'd like to thank the Football Writers' for this award. It's an honour to win such a prestigious award."

Doherty's manager Oran Kearney, who won the Manager of the Month award, praised the young player's performances, "He's had a fantastic season so far. He's one of the players who joined the club during my spell in Scotland and I have been really impressed with him so far. He has a great attitude and a great worth ethic, which is why he has been weighing in for assists and goals."

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