Sheffield United defender George Baldock was the winner of the Sky Bet Championship of the month for February, receiving 56% of the public vote.
Rushing into the area to catch a superb cross in the Blades’ 4-0 win over Swansea on 19 February, Baldock clicked the ball perfectly on the instep of his foot to send it wide of the post.
Baldock said: “It’s clearly the best goal I’ve ever scored and honestly, it’s going to take a few beats, isn’t it?!
“I spoke to David McGoldrick after the game, and I don’t know how the strikers can stay calm to enjoy the moment when they score because as you can see, I have gone completely crazy.
“I didn’t know where I was or what I was doing as soon as the roar came from the crowd, it just became blurry.”
Head of Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month jury and Sky Sports pundit Don Goodman said: “It’s not every week that one of our Goal of the Month contenders shows up on the main Twitter account. FIFA.com with 14.9 million followers, but that’s exactly what happened to this stunning volley from George Baldock.
“The scissor finish alone deserves this award, but when it was the culmination of a 10-way dribble across Swansea’s goal, it’s no surprise it ran away with the vote. of the public.”
Baldock beat out competition from Hull City’s Keane Lewis-Potter and Blackpool’s Josh Bowler.
Sky Bet League One winners: Dan Barlaser – ROTHERHAM UNITED vs Accrington Stanley – February 5
Rotherham United midfielder Dan Barlaser was the winner of Sky Bet League One of the Month in February, receiving 69% of the public vote.
The technical perfection and perfect timing of Barlaser’s volley were even more remarkable than when he had to shoot as the ball fell right in front of him.
Barlaser said: “I’m very happy to receive the award. It was a very important goal, perhaps more meaningful than the fact that it was a good goal, given the way the game was played that helped us win the game. “.
“I don’t think I can recall scoring more goals in my career, especially with my connection to the ball and the way I had to watch it go out in the air.
“I knew when he left my foot that he had a great chance to go into the net and in the end I was really pleased to see him head in.”
“As far as scoring expectations go, you can rate Dan Barlaser’s superb, controlled volley at about 1 in 100, which very few people can pull off,” Goodman said.
“His effort was made all the more impressive by the fact that he was a bit tense, but still controlled the attack and kept the ball with great technique.”
Barlaser beat competition from Billy Bowdin of Oxford United and Elliott Bonds of Cheltenham Town.
Sky Bet League Two Winners: Alan Judge – COLCHESTER UNITED vs Rochdale – February 1
Colchester United midfielder Alan Judge was the Sky Bet League two-goal winner of the month in February, receiving 47% of the public vote.
The ball was bouncing harmlessly away from goal when Judge turned the 33-year-old’s hip and unleashed a heart-stopping drive, sending a quick and furious shot just below the line.
Judge said: “I haven’t won anything in a short time, so it’s nice to get something again. It’s a great prize to have.
“I had a bit of a check on my shoulder before the ball came to me. It was a really windy day and we had wind so I just thought I was going to have a dribble, aim straight at the ‘goalkeeper’ and see where it went. went. I caught it sweetly, it moved a little bit and it caused problems and it went in.”
“Alan Judge’s long-range shooting is well known to most Brentford and Ipswich fans, but the goal should be near the top of his individual player list,” Goodman said.
“This is all about being aware of where the target is and having the confidence to execute an attack… it’s simply sensational and it’s no surprise he’s out of everyone. can do it.”
Judges beat competition from Mansfield’s Rhys Oates and Barrow’s John Rooney.