Sheffield United defender Harry Maguire has been named the Football League Young Player of the Month for August.
The former Apprentice graduated from the Blades’ youth ranks this summer, signing a three-year professional deal.
Maguire was drafted in to the Club’s first-team last April in a bid to boost their chances of Championship survival.
Despite impressing in five appearances he was unable to help United beat the drop.
Maguire hit the ground running as the new season kicked off in August. A goal on the opening day, his first for the club, contributed to a 2-0 win at Oldham Athletic.
This performance earned the youngster a place in League One’s Team of the Week and Maguire has since been a permanent fixture in Manager Danny Wilson’s side.
“Winning this award was a big surprise. I am becoming more confident with every game. I am a young lad who is still learning but as I gain more experience I should become a better player,” said Maguire.
“To get an award like this in my first month of my first full season feels great.”
Wilson said: “I have been very impressed with him so far, not just with his ability but with his all-round professionalism. His all-round game is good and although we all know that he still has a lot to learn, he is continuing to get better and better and his award is well deserved.”
“It is very impressive to see such a calm head on young shoulders.”