Jay dominated last month's goals
By Tony Scholes
Updated Wednesday, 8th February 2012
With no midweek game it gives us the chance to take a look back at January and choose the goal of the month, a month in which four of the goals were scored by Jay Rodriguez.
|December winner Kieran Trippier|
There were six goals in total and the first came in the New Year's Day Bank Holiday clash against Leeds United at Elland Road. That goal was set up by Chris McCann for Charlie Austin who finished expertly for what, to date, is his only goal since returning from his shoulder injury.
That game ended in defeat and so did the next one, the FA Cup tie at Norwich. We were already 2-0 down when Jay got his first goal of the year, a looping header that left Norwich keeper Declan Rudd with no chance of keeping it out.
Since that cup defeat we've remained unbeaten in four league games, winning two and drawing two with Jay Rod having scored four of the five goals.
He got the first at Middlesbrough via the corner routine as David Edgar dummied following Ross Wallace's right wing flag kick and that was followed up by a long distance strike from December's winner Kieran Trippier that deceived rookie goalkeeper Connor Ripley.
After a shut out at home against Derby it was Jay again who ended the month in style, scoring both in the most comfortable of 2-0 wins at Nottingham Forest. Both were headers. The first owed much to the cross from Trippier, leaving Jay to get there and head home from close range.
However, the second, again from a Trippier cross, left him with much more to do as he got up high to head into the top corner beyond Forest's Camp goalkeeper.
That's it - a choice of six. Four of them from Jay Rod and one each from Charlie Austin and Kieran Trippier. You can vote now via the front page or the VOTING POLLS page. The vote will run until the end of Friday.
The winning goal will automatically be entered for the Goal of the Season along with the other month winners which so far are Charlie Austin (August v Burton Albion), Andre Amougou (September v MK Franchise), Ross Wallace (October v Blackpool), Jay Rodriguez (November v Hull) and Kieran Trippier (December v Brighton & Hove Albion).
The next man of the match vote, for the Southampton game, will be available within an hour of the final whistle at St. Mary's on Saturday.