Mikel Obi In The Race To Win Stoke City’s October Player Of The Month
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Former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi has been nominated for Stoke City’s player of the month for October following his good performances.
The former Chelsea star man will not have it rosy though as he will battle three other players; Harry Souttar, Tyrese Campbell and Steven Fletcher for the individual prize.
The 33-year-old played a crucial role as Michael O’Neill’s side kept three clean sheets and recorded four wins from seven Sky Bet Championship and Carabao Cup fixtures in the month under review
“Another member of the squad who played every minute throughout October, John Obi Mikel put in a number of impressive performances as the Potters recorded four wins from seven,” reads a statement on the club’s official website.
“The 33-year-old was a formidable presence in the heart of midfield and used his extensive experience to guide the team, particularly in clashes against Aston Villa and Barnsley. His standing in the squad also saw Michael O’Neill hand the former Nigeria international the captain’s armband for the final four matches of the month.”
Mikel has featured in nine league games for the Potters this season.
Fans have until 5pm on Friday 6th November to cast a vote, with the winner to be announced in due course.
Mikel retired from international football after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in which he led the team to a bronze win.