Player of the month: February roundup

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Kevin Robinson February 27, 2014
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Voting is open now for the No Nay Never – Burnley Express Player of the Month award for February 2014.

Burnley won four of five games this month, drawing the other to remain unbeaten in the league since last year.

You can vote for your Clarets player of the month using the poll below or tweeting your nomination and any comments with the #claretspotm hashtag. We’ll publish the best comments on the site,

QPR 3-3 Burnley

The month began with a highly-entertaining six-goal thriller at Loftus Road. Burnley began slowly, allowing home debutant Kevin Doyle to nod in a header a little too easily.

Kieran Trippier and Danny Ings combined to pull the visitors level, the latter scoring a sweet volley – but we were behind minutes later when Richard Dunne of all people skewed his body into a shape nobody knew it was even possible to make to volley Rangers ahead from another corner.

Michael Kightley hit back at half-time critics by whipping across a delicious ball for Sam Vokes to poke in, before Danny Ings used his pace and determination to dispossess Benoit Assou-Ekotto and give Sam Vokes the easiest of goals he’ll score all season. The lead wasn;t to be, though, and Maiga scored a rare goal to steal a point for the Londoners.

Burnley 3-1 Millwall

Just like in the away leg, Burnley fell behind early on against Millwall at Turf Moor – but dug in to ensure we kept all three points on this occasion. Danny Ings cancelled out the visitors’ lead spectacularly within 90 seconds, and whiskers before half time his penalty miss was made up for by Dean Marney who scored (yes, one had to go in eventually) a thumping shot from the edge of the area.

Ings secured a comfortable victory in the second half, demonstrating outstanding control to collect Trippier’s ball and cooly slot home the third.

Bolton 0-1 Burnley

Nothing happened at the Reebok apart from Vokes scoring the winner an hour in.

Bournemouth 1-1 Burnley

For the second time this season Eddie Howe’s side managed to stop us playing enough to protect a point.

Burnley conceded from another corner when Tokelo Rantie headed in early in the second half, but Burnley had a man out to make a point and nothing was going to stop KEEF Treacy from boshing home from close range against a former manager he openly spoke out against during the week.

Burnley 3-1 Nottm Forest

Mesmerising. Spectacular. Magical. It was superlatives galore at half time as Sean Dyche’s team put in one of the most impressive 45-minutes in recent memory. Scott Arfield made a mockery of the visiting defence when he nutmegged one defender, glided past another and fired under the ‘keeper to give the Clarets an early lead.

Sam Vokes scored the second but it was Kieran Trippier who took all the plaudits with a piece of really special footwork preceding an inch-perfect cross. And Vokes made it three when his shot was deflected in after a composed and clever surge forward by Ben Mee.

Little Billy’s side got a late consolation from the spot but this was Burnley’s day.

Vote for your February player of the month by tweeting your nomination and any comments with the hashtag #claretspotm.


  • Jamie Smith
    Jamie Smith

    I voted for Vokes. Been outstanding this month.

    • Kevin Robinson
      Kevin Robinsonin reply to Jamie Smith

      Hard to see past him myself this month, but David Jones and Dean Marney both deserve honourable mentions for me too.

  • Dave Wright

    I’d really like to see more Man of the Match awards go to someone other than Trippier (although he works damned hard), say Marney or Jones who have been terriers in the middle of the field. I’ve gone for Deaniesta

  • Matt

    Too many to choose from, again, but I think it’s Deaniesta this month. Been outstanding of late, capped with a goal against Millwall.

  • donald cooper

    I have to go again for Trippier, his consistent defending and laser accurate assists, have enabled Burnley’s ever hungry twin spearhead to score the goals that have reaped a harvest of 10 points from four games in february.


    the whole TEAM needs a thank you ,,,


    so thanks to the whole team ,,,, thay have all been working hard ,,, so one player seem s a bit unfair ,,, thanks lads

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