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Mings wins Player award for September

Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings Credit: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport

Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings has been named the SkyBet Championship's Player of the Month for September.

The 21 year old beat off competition from Norwich City striker Cameron Jerome, Blackpool goalkeeper Joe Lewis and Blackburn Rovers' Ben Marshall.

And in an awards double for Ipswich, boss Mick McCarthy was named the Championship's Manager of the Month for September, after steering the Blues to four wins and a draw over the period.

On Mings, Sky Sports’ Football League pundit Don Goodman said: “This flying full-back is showing, at 21, an athleticism and attitude that is great see.

“He can defend and he can create for his team. No wonder top-flight clubs were courting him.”

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire

Luton Town bring in QPR defender Harriman

Michael Harriman in action for QPR against Liverpool. Credit: PA

Luton Town have announced the loan signing of QPR defender Michael Harriman.

The right-back spent time on loan at Gillingham last season, and played against Liverpool in The Premier League for Rangers back in 2013.

The 21-year-old has signed for a month and will help cover for injured full-backs Paul Connolly and Curtley Williams at Kenilworth Road.

“I’m really happy to have joined Luton.

It’s a great club who did really well last season and you only need to take one look at their attendances this season to know just how big the club is.

If selected I’ll be looking forward to Saturday (against Southend United).”

– Michael Harriman, Luton Town


Norwich City striker Jerome up against Ipswich's Mings for Championship award

Cameron Jerome scored five goals in September. Credit: PA

Norwich City and Ipswich Town stars Cameron Jerome and Tyrone Mings are both up for the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month awards, while Town boss Mick McCarthy is in the running for the Manager prize.

Canaries striker Jerome has been in great form since making a £1.5million move from Stoke City, scoring five goals in as many games in September.

Ipswich's Tyrone Mings has been a revelation this season. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, Ipswich Town have flourished since losing the East Anglian derby in August- picking up 13 points from a possible 15 last month.

Left-back Tyrone Mings has been a key part of Town's success, showing exactly why he was the subject of Premier League interest in the summer.

The 21-year-old has been a revelation after filling the gap left by Aaron Cresswell, providing assists in the wins over Brighton and Hove Albion and Wigan Athletic.

Mings and Jerome face competition from Blackburn Rovers winger Ben Marshall and former Peterborough goalkeeper Joe Lewis to land the award.

Mick McCarthy has enjoyed a brilliant month in charge of Ipswich Town. Credit: PA

Finally, Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy will be seen as the favourite to land the Manager's prize.

The Irishman is up against Charlton's Bob Peeters, Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka and Derby's Steve McClaren.

The winners will be announced tomorrow.

Norwich City loan Bassong to promotion rivals Watford

Sébastien Bassong has joined Watford on loan. Credit: PA

Norwich City have loaned out-of-favour defender Sébastien Bassong to promotion rivals Watford.

The Cameroonian hasn't featured since Neil Adams first took over in April, and he will now spend the next 93 days at Vicarage Road.

Adams had recently hinted at reintegrating Bassong back into his squad, but he has now decided against it.

“It’s important for Seb to get some first team football and keep himself fit and involved, so this is a good short-term loan move for all parties involved.”

– Neil Adams, Norwich City Manager

MK Dons manager Robinson apologises to the club's fans after AFC Wimbledon defeat

Karl Robinson was disappointed with his team's display. Credit: PA

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson has apologised to the club's fans after his side crashed out of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy to rivals AFC Wimbledon.

An 80th minute winner from former Northampton Town striker Adebayo Akinfenwa ensured that AFC Wimbledon recorded a 3-2 win - their first victory over MK Dons since the two clubs formed following Wimbledon's F.C's extinction.

Benik Afobe was on the scoresheet again. Credit: PA

Goals from Daniel Powell and Benik Afobe provided rare bright sparks in a poor display at stadium:mk, and Robinson feels that his team should have done better.

“I thought our fans conducted themselves with real quality at the end of the game.

All I can say is sorry because we’ve lost a game that we class as a derby or a rival game, but it had to happen at some time and it had to happen now.

Maybe this game didn’t mean enough to some of our players and maybe we need to educate them more on that.

I was expecting a bit more from a number of the players but maybe I didn’t give them enough information on how much this game does mean."

– Karl Robinson, MK Dons Manager

Elsewhere, Northampton Town did progress to the next round with an impressive 2-1 win over Portsmouth but Luton Town and Colchester United were beaten by Crawley Town and Gillingham respectively.

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