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Joe Gormley is this morning named September’s Player of the Month by the NI Football Writers’ Association.

The 28-year-old, who scored eight goals in six appearances during the period in question, has already bagged 14 strikes this season and his double in last Saturday’s Danske Bank Premiership victory over Ards saw him move level with Kevin McGarry as the top scorer in Cliftonville’s history.

“It’s always pleasing to win awards and I had a good month but I want to keep my form going and help the team win more games,” says Gormley.

“We’ve been hot and cold this season but we know the potential is there for us to do much better. Hopefully we can build on our last couple of wins and start climbing the table.”

And, on the prospect of his imminent elevation to becoming the Reds’ most lethal goal-getter of all time, he adds: “I’ll be chuffed if and when it happens because it’ll be a big achievement but Cliftonville winning matches is always more important.”

In addition to passing on our own congratulations to Joe on landing the Football Writers’ latest accolade, the Club reminds supporters that there’s still time left to cast your vote in the Sean Graham Player of the Month poll, which closes at 7.30pm this evening, 15 minutes before the Reds’ North Belfast Derby clash with Crusaders kicks off at Seaview.