The voting for the Scottish Building Society SWPL Player of the Month award for February is open! To vote, click here.
The nominees for this month’s award are:
Kerry Montgomery – Motherwell
Motherwell Head Coach, Donald Jennow said: “Kerry has been instrumental in pulling together a new squad and helping younger players make the jump to Scottish Building Society SWPL 1.
“She leads by example and backs up her teammates with effort and ability. Her two long range strikes have grabbed the highlights but her work defensively has been every bit as impressive. Kerry consistently drives standards in the team and does so with a smile on her face (usually). All that while being a stand out performer when it matters most on match days.”
Natalie Ross – Celtic Women
Celtic Women Head Coach, Eddie Wolecki Black, said: “I believe that Natalie Ross is a fitting nomination for this award. Before the season began Natalie asked me what she needed to work on to improve her game and the answer I gave was that she needed to add goals to her game to improve.
“The start she has made to the season so far would suggest the hard work has paid off as she scored twice in our opening league game against Forfar and netted again away to Hibs a week later.
“It is no surprise to me that she has been nominated as player of the month and I hope to see her continue this form over the coming weeks and months and receive more nominations for this award.”
Rachel Walkingshaw – Heart of Midlothian
Heart of Midlothian WFC Head Coach, Andy Enwood, said: “It has been great having Rachel back at the club. She has come in with an appetite and drive to show what a positive influence she can impose on our games.
“Rachel is technically excellent, but, alongside this she has been working hard and looking like she is enjoying her football. Rachel brings many qualities to our team with her ability to pick out passes and find the way to goal just a few to name!
“Rachel’s made a great start to the season and we are excited to see what she and her team mates can produce moving forward.”
Toni Harkness – Glasgow Girls
Glasgow Girls Head Coach, John Doyle, said: “Toni had only just joined Glasgow Girls a week prior to the league season starting and only trained once that week leading up to her first match against Partick Thistle. As well as that, not knowing the names of her backline was another challenge for Toni, but she wasn’t fazed, and showed real grit and determination in the game and put in a great performance.
“After the game, Toni was nominated by me and my management team as man of the match, making important saves and keeping a clean sheet in a game were only one goal either way would have probably won the match.
“Toni continued her good start with the club the following week away to St Johnstone, where again she kept a clean sheet and dealt with anything that came her way.”