The voting for the Scottish Building Society SWPL Player of the Month award for October is open! To vote, click here.
The nominees for this month’s award are:
Clare Docherty – FC Kilmarnock
FC Kilmarnock Head Coach, Stewart Hall, said: “Clare Docherty has had a fantastic season and has been shortlisted for player of the month on several occasions.
“In October alone Kilmarnock had four games in 12 days in which has Clare played in every single minute of every game. In those games against Partick Thistle, Hamilton Academical, Glasgow Girls and Hearts she scored once, assisted in two goals, and was named player of the match in two.
“She has been asked to play several different position and has done so without fail. She has given everything to her team and team mates to help keep FC Kilmarnock in the top half of the table.
“Clare, has been an important player at Kilmarnock for many seasons, not just this season, she was rightly named in the SWF team of the year at the half way point and would be full deserving of this award.”
Donna Paterson – Forfar Farmington
Forfar Farmington Head Coach, Nathan Flight, said: “Donna deserves to be the Scottish Building Society SWPL 1 player of the month because she has been magnificent throughout October.
“This peaked in the Live BBC ALBA game against Stirling University where she scored a crucial opening goal and also significantly helped us to get a precious clean sheet. Donna’s desire to head the ball, throw her body in the way of shots, and all-round attitude towards defending is like no one else.
“Donna has worked tirelessly through what has been a tough season for the club but now she is really reaping the rewards for this.”
Jamie-Lee Napier – Hibernian
Hibernian LFC Head Coach, Grant Scott, said: “I think the fact that this is Jamie-Lee’s third nomination for player of the month this season tells you a bit about the consistency of this talented player.
“But it’s no fluke, Jamie-Lee is one of the hardest working footballers I’ve had the privilege to work with. She maximises every single training session and is never put off by making an error, in fact she probably then tries evens harder to prove a point to herself and quite often me!
“For a defender, Jamie-Lee must be a ‘pest’ to play against, she won’t stop moving, there’s never a dead ball with Jamie-Lee around as she’ll chase down anything.
“But I’ve got to add that while we were looking for more goals from Jamie this season, she’s really topped our expectations. Granted she’s played in our front line all season so is getting more opportunities but for a player that is not a natural out-and-out striker her performances have been exceptional.
“Jamie is very deserving of your votes as she’s one of the most honest, hard-working and talented players in our country right now.”
Kirstie Mcintosh – Hamilton Academical
Hamilton Academical WFC Assistant Head Coach, Bobby Watson, said: “”Kirstie McIntosh had a sensational October with several key performances as Accies went unbeaten for the month.
“Goals against Hutchison Vale and Dundee United as well as making goals for Chloe Muir, Dionne Brown, Amy Anderson and Teigan McCann saw McIntosh really put all her skillset on show.
“The midfielder is fast become a dead ball expert with her delivery often resulting in chances or causing havoc in the opponents penalty area while her open play has seen her effortlessly move from wide areas to central areas without any dip in her play.
“The Scotland U19 Cap has been one of the standouts over an incredible year for Accies and her October has taken that to even greater heights.”