Bonne scoops double prize after opening month

Macauley Bonne celebrates after scoring to level the game at 2-2.

Macauley Bonne has been named Ipswich Town's Player of the Month for August. - Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller.com

Macauley Bonne has been named Ipswich Town's Player of the Month for August.

The Chantry-raised striker became a firm favourite with the Blues faithful before he'd even made his competitive debut, revealing just how big a fan of the club he was growing up.

And his popularity levels have risen further since then, the 25-year-old scoring a late leveller on the opening day against Morecambe and then quickly bouncing back from a bad miss at Cheltenham with a fine brace against MK Dons.

Bonne - who is on a season-long loan from Championship club QPR - received 56% of the fans' vote, which was hosted by the club's Twitter account.

Former West Brom winger Kyle Edwards, who has excited since arriving on a free transfer, came second (33%) ahead of Rekeem Harper (7%) and Kane Vincent-Young (4%).

Bonne had already scooped the club's Goal of the Month prize for his superb opener against the Dons.

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