Ballard receives PL2 Player of the Month nomination

By SFC Media time Fri 03 Feb Dominic Ballard
Photo by Isabelle Field | Dom Ballard

Southampton B team striker Dom Ballard has been shortlisted for Premier League 2’s January Player of the Month award.

With four goals in three league games, the 17-year-old has made the perfect start to 2023 as his form has helped to fire Saints to the top of the table.

He rounded off dominant home wins against Derby County and Newcastle United with a late goal in each fixture, before ending the month with a brace against Middlesbrough.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 06: Dominic Ballard of Southampton celebrates scoring during the Premier League 2 match between Southampton B Team and Derby County at Snows Stadium on January 06, 2023 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Isabelle Field/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Ballard scored in every PL2 game in January

The nomination is Ballard's second of the season, after his blistering start to the campaign saw him shortlisted for the August award as well.

Completing the candidates from January are Carlos Borges, Adedire Mebude, and Mikki Van Sas (all Manchester City), Mason Burstow (Chelsea), Joe Hugill (Manchester United), Abu Kamara (Norwich City), and Divin Mubama (West Ham United).


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