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Ipswich Town fans vote James Norwood for Player of the Month award

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James Norwood has scooped the Ipswich Town Player of the Month award for December.

The striker picked up 56.2 per cent of a supporters' poll on the club's official Twitter account, beating off competition from defender George Edmundson (35.1 per cent) and goalkeeper Christian Walton (8.6 per cent) to win the award.

It completes an impressive turnaround by the frontman, who was frozen out of the first-team picture by previous manager Paul Cook.

James Norwood is Town's Player of the Month for December. Picture: Barry Goodwin
James Norwood is Town's Player of the Month for December. Picture: Barry Goodwin

However, he was reinstated by interim boss John McGreal and has continued to feature under the recently-appointed Kieran McKenna.

Norwood made four appearances throughout December, scoring three goals – including the winner during Wednesday's 1-0 triumph over Wycombe Wanderers at Portman Road.

Speaking to iFollow Ipswich after that encounter, the 31-year-old said: “It was enjoyable, the way they play, the way we fought against them and to win that way was fantastic.

“It’s a performance and a desire to win that we’ve been needing for a while now, so for us to score, keep a clean sheet and stem their long balls and everything else was a welcome thing.

“I think people have questioned us and our desire. I think the last couple of games have showed that it’s always been there and we’re putting it into place.

“The gaffer’s put us in certain positions, we’ve worked on things for the last couple of weeks and hopefully it comes to fruition and this was a little taste.”