Danny scoops June prize after derby heroics

on July 9 | by

Daniel Mandroiu of Bohemians has been named SSE Airtricity/Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland Player of the Month for June.

The 20-year-old attacking midfielder claims top spot, having previously been nominated for the April and May awards – when he finished runner-up on both occasions.

After four years at Brighton & Hove Albion, Mandroiu returned home to sign for Keith Long’s side last December.

He has since become one of the league’s most dangerous players going forward, with six league goals to his name so far this season.

That included an unforgettable brace in the win over rivals Shamrock Rovers last month, and his stunning winner will certainly be in contention for goal of the season.

“It’s third time lucky,” the Ireland U21 international said. “It’s nice to win the award, but I couldn’t have done it without my team-mates.

“I’m learning from the older lads around me, and Trev (Croly) and Keith (Long) are great too. They know how to man-manage and they let you express yourself, which I like.

“Bohs is a special club and the fans are unbelievable, so I just have to thank them.”

Mandroiu picked up more votes than second-placed Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe of Derry City and Dundalk full-back Sean Gannon in third to get his hands on the June award.

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