By: Hibernian Media on 13 Jan, 2020 17:30
Martin Boyle has been crowned Ladbrokes Premiership Player of the Month for December.
Hot on the heels of team-mate Christian Doidge winning the award last month, Martin was recognised for bagging a brace against both Aberdeen and Heart of Midlothian.
The first double inspired a 3-0 win over the Dons, while Hearts couldn’t get to grips with the Australian international as he inspired a 2-0 victory at Tynecastle.
It caps a stunning return to form for the winger, who worked so hard to regain full fitness after sustaining two serious knee injuries in quick succession.
Head Coach Jack Ross said: “We’re delighted that Martin’s performances have been rewarded with the Player of the Month award.
“He’d be the first to say that he owes his team-mates and the staff at the Hibernian Training Centre a debt of thanks, but ultimately it’s Martin who had to put in the hard work every day when he was out injured for so long.
“It’s great to see the pay-off for that now.
“He brings so much to the table for us, on and off the park, and I still think he has more in him.”
After collecting the award at HTC, Martin added: “I’m honoured to have been named Ladbrokes Premiership Player of the Month.
“I’m sure it was a tough decision for those who voted because there will have been a lot of strong candidates.
“When I was out all I wanted to do was to get back out there and do what I could to help the boys.
“I missed it all so much and I was probably a nightmare to be around at times.
“But it’s been worth all those early starts in the gym – every second of it – to have moments like we had against Aberdeen and Hearts.
“I wouldn’t be in the position to accept something like this if it wasn’t for the medical team, so I have a lot to thank them for.
“Now we just want to make sure we have a strong second half to the season so I don’t need to look back to December for highlights.”